Filmfare Awards 2013 Winners

Filmfare Awards winners revealed yesterday, so I share the Popular Award Winners here for you. To find out rest of the award winners, you may visit Filmfare’s official website.

POPULAR AWARDS 

Best Actor Ranbir Kapoor (Barfi!)
Best Actress Vidya Balan ( Kahaani)
Best Film Barfi!
Best Director Sujoy Ghosh (Kahaani)
Best Dialogue Anurag Kashyap, Akhilesh Jaiswal, Sachin K Ladia, Zeishan Qadri (Gangs of Wasseypur)
Best Screenplay Sanjay Chouhan & Tigmanshu Dhulia (Paan Singh Tomar)
Best Story Juhi Chaturvedi (Vicky Donor)
Best Supporting Actor (Male) Annu Kapoor (Vicky Donor)
Best Supporting Actor (Female) Anushka Sharma (Jab Tak Hai Jaan)
Best Music Director Pritam (Barfi!)
Best Lyrics Gulzar (Challa), Jab Tak Hai Jaan
Best Playback (Male) Ayushmann Khurrana (Paani Da Rang) (Vicky Donor)
Best Playback (Female) Shalmali Kholgade (Pareshaan) ( Ishaqzaade)
RD Burman Award For Upcoming Talent In Music Neeti Mohan (Jiya Re) (Jab Tak Hain Jaan)
Lifetime Achievement Award Yash Chopra
Sony Trendsetter Of The Year Barfi!
Best Debut (Male) Ayushmann Khurrana (Vicky Donor)
Best Debut (Female) Ileana D’Cruz (Barfi!)
Best Debut (Director) Gauri Shinde (English Vinglish)
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Barfi! (2012)

Barfi! Movie PosterDid you know that Barfi is name of a sweet from India made with condensed milk and sugar? :)

Barfi! is a movie I was waiting to watch desperately  from the very first moment I heard about it. As usual, the songs were introduced first and I thought they were quite different from the typical Bollywood soundtracks. Plus there were Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra in it. Then, I didn’t know anything about Ileana. Barfi has became one of the  highest-grossing Bollywood films of all time and also is the India’s official entry to the Academy Awards 2013.

You’ve most probably noticed already that Ranbir Kapoor mostly takes part in movies which are somewhat different from the common trend. They are not so different; so it doesn’t make it difficult for you to relate but also not so similar and you find a glimpse of marginality wrapped up in mischief and sweetness. So he might be quite a weirdo in Rockstar or somewhat bizarre in Ajab Prem ki Ghazab Kahani, but you still like the character he presents. Even thought he doesn’t shine dazzlingly in ordinary Bollywood-type hero roles, he has certain charms which make us love and accept his strange character in this movie.

Priyanka Chopra performs just great! When we look back to her career, we see she has started as Miss World 2000. Then she has received National Film Award for Best Actress and Filmfare Awards in four different categories. When I watched “What’s Your Raashee?” I thought she was putting on real effort to advance her acting. Even though the movie was quite boring, she was praised by the critics for her performance. In Barfi!, I admired PC’s performance as an autistic girl. There is no over-acting which is the usual problem in these kind of movies.

Ileana D’Cruz is very new to me so I don’t have much to say about her yet. I think she is famous in Telugu cinema but I haven’t had a chance yet to watch any Telugu movies.

About the script, my first comment would be that it is quite complicated with going back and forth in time. There are 3 time periods we visit, present day, 1972 and 1978. It is obviously easier to differentiate between present day and past because we see the characters in their older and younger versions. (Have you realized in some scenes, quite old Shruti has very young hands? ;) ) But it took me sometime to realize that it changed to 1978 from 1972 and back, then I found a clue. Ileana’s costume totally changes; when she acts as a married woman, she leaves the trousers and goes to wearing traditional sari.

I don’t feel like talking about the movie’s script this time. Because it is not really about the script in Barfi, there is something more about it. Watching the movie and listening to it songs give a positive feeling somehow. Barfi is young, mischievous, full of life and fun to be around. So as it says in the trailer, be charming, be loved, be crazy, be in love… with Barfi! :)

Agneepath (2012)

If you are not really into the new style Bollywood, if all you need is a classical drama by well-known actors and actresses, Agneepath is the movie you are looking for!

I heard “Agneepath” for the first time in the movie “Jab We Met“. Geet was making fun of Aditya’s attitude while walking around the streets of Ratlam, saying “Are you Bachchan‘s fan? Angry young man?….Agneepath! Agneetpath”. That time I was curious so I did a mini search about the movie and learnt about the cast, the plot… Then I forgot all about it.

When I saw the news about re-make of Agneepath being released in January 2012 and saw that Hrithik Roshan was the new “Vijay“, I thought for a moment if he could really be the angry young man that this movie required with his rather elegant and cool look. But after I watch the movie I thought he was good.

Agneepath is simply the story of a son who is seeking revenge for his father’s murder. Vijay is the son of the school master in small island Mandwa. His father is a very good man, trying to help the people of the village. However, there is also Kancha who is our antagonist. (Sanjay Dutt reminds me of Bruce Willis in this movie, what do you think?) His plan is to get people’s fields in the village to plant coca plants and sell cocaine to Mumbai. Because Vijay’s father blocks his way, trying to warn people in the village, he finds a way to murder him with approval of the village people. Vijay waits 15 years to take his revenge sacrificing many things in his life.

I liked Agneepath because it gives me everything I need from a classical Bollywood drama. First of all, beside Hrithik Roshan and Sanjay Dutt, cast is all familiar faces like Priyanka Chopra, Om Puri, Rishi Kapoor etc… There is even a part which Katrina Kaif dances with the song “Chikni Chameli” as the guest star. The scenery is beautiful, dancing parts are very rich with many dancers. The story is epic, it reminded me of Devdas.

One negative comment about the movie: It is very long! It took me 3 hours to watch it. So as soon as you have a 3-hour break from life, I say watch Agneepath!