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.


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)

Nominations for the 58th Filmfare Awards 2012

The 58th Filmfare Awards will be held on 20 January 2013. So before that, here are the nominees of the awards to make guesses and see if your guesses come true ;)

  • Barfi!
  • English Vinglish
  • Gangs Of Wasseypur
  • Kahaani
  • Vicky Donor
  • Anurag Basu – Barfi!
  • Anurag Kashyap – Gangs Of Wasseypur
  • Gauri Shinde – English Vinglish
  • Shoojit Sircar – Vicky Donor
  • Sujoy Ghosh – Kahaani
  • Hrithik Roshan – Agneepath
  • Irrfan Khan – Paan Singh Tomar
  • Manoj Bajpayee – Gangs Of Wasseypur
  • Ranbir Kapoor – Barfi!
  • Salman Khan – Dabangg – 2
  • Shah Rukh Khan – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
  • Deepika Padukone – Cocktail
  • Kareena Kapoor – Heroine
  • Parineeti Chopra – Ishqazaade
  • Priyanka Chopra – Barfi!
  • Sridevi – English Vinglish
  • Vidya Balan – Kahaani
  • Akshay Kumar – Oh My God!
  • Annu Kapoor – Vicky Donor
  • Emraan Hashmi – Shanghai
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Talaash
  • Rishi Kapoor – Agneepath
  • Anushka Sharma – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
  • Huma Qureshi – Gangs Of Wasseypur
  • Ileana D’Cruz – Barfi!
  • Rani Mukerji – Talaash
  • Richa Chadda – Gangs Of Wasseypur
  • Amit Trivedi – Ishqazaade
  • Pritam – Barfi!
  • Pritam – Cocktail
  • Sneha Khanwalkar – Gangs Of Wasseypur
  • Vishal – Shekhar – Student Of The Year
  • Amitabh Bhattacharya – Abhi mujh mein kahin – Agneepath
  • Gulzar – Challa – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
  • Gulzar – Saans – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
  • Javed Akthar – Jee le zara – Talaash
  • Swanand Kirkire – Aashiyan – Barfi!
  • Ayushmann Khurrana – Pani da rang – Vicky Donor
  • Mohit Chauhan – Ala barfi – Barfi!
  • Nikhil Paul George – Main kya karoon – Barfi!
  • Rabbi – Challa – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
  • Sonu Niigaam – Abhi mujh mein kahin – Agneepath
  • Kavita Seth – Tumhi ho bandhu – Cocktail
  • Neeti Mohan – Jiya re – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
  • Shalmali Kholgade – Pareshaan – Ishaqzaade
  • Shreya Ghoshal – Saans – Jab Tak Hai Jaan
  • Shreya Ghoshal – Chikni chameli – Agneepath

Winners of 19th Annual Colors Screen Awards

Colors-Screen-Awards-2013-NominationsThe Bollywood fans in India already know a lot about this but for those who don’t live in India, here is the list of winners of Screen Awards: 

Best Film
Paan Singh Tomar

Best Actor (Male)
Ranbir Kapoor (Barfi!)
Irrfan Khan (Paan Singh Tomar)

Best Actor (Female) 
Vidya Balan (Kahaani)

Best Director
Anurag Basu (Barfi!)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) 
Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Talaash)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) 
Dolly Ahluwalia (Vicky Donor)

Best Background Score
Pritam Chakraborty (Barfi!)

Best Editing
Namrata Rao (Kahaani)

Popular Choice (Male)
Salman Khan (Ek Tha Tiger, Dabangg 2)

Popular Choice (Female)
Katrina Kaif (Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Ek Tha Tiger)

Best Sound Design
Sanjay Maurya, Allwin Rego (Kahaani)

Best Production Design
Kaushik Das, Subrata Barik (Kahaani)

Best Animation
Delhi Safari

Best Marketed Film

Best Action
Shyam Kaushal (Gangs Of Wasseypur)

Best Costume
Anaita Shroff Adajania (Cocktail)

Ramnath Goenka Award
Gangs Of Wasseypur

Best Actor In A Comic Role (Male/Female) 
Abhishek Bachchan (Bol Bachchan)
Annu Kapoor (Vicky Donor)

Best Lyrics
Javed Akhtar – Muskanein Jhoothi Hai (Talaash)

Best Story 
Sujoy Ghosh, Advaita Kala (Kahaani)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Yash Chopra

Best Choreography
Prabhu Dheva (Go Govinda, OMG Oh My God!)

Most promising Newcomer (Male) 
Ayushmann Khurrana (Vicky Donor)

Most promising Newcomer (Female) 
Ileana DCruz (Barfi!)

Most promising Debut Director
Gauri Shinde (English Vinglish)

Best Screenplay
Sanjay Chouhan, Tigmanshu Dhulia (Paan Singh Tomar)

Best Jodi
Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra (Barfi!)

Best Dialogue
Bhavesh Mandalia, Umesh Shukla (OMG Oh My God!)

Best Music
Pritam Chakraborty (Barfi!)

Special Award
Amitabh Bachchan

Best Playback Singer (Male) 
Javed Ali – Ishaqzaade (Ishaqzaade)

Best Playback Singer (Female) 
Shalmali Kholgade – Pareshaan (Ishaqzaade)

Best Child Artiste
Mohammad Samad (Gattu)

Best Actor in a Negative Role (Male) 
Tigmanshu Dhulia (Gangs Of Wasseypur)

Best Ensemble Cast
Gangs Of Wasseypur

Kahaani (2012)

Kahaani is a good thriller kahaani (story) as it claims. I just finished watching it and the ending really surprised me. I should admit I never guessed what’s coming at the end. But I won’t say anything about the ending and spoil your entertainment of course.

It starts with a terrorist attack in Kolkata in metro and then we see Vidya (Vidya Balan) arriving to Kolkata, to find her husband who is missing for a while. Vidya and her husband Arnab are both London-based software engineers and Arnab comes to Kolkata to work in National Data Center on a project for a short period. But after some time he stops calling and Vidya believes that something happened to him and comes to Kolkata to find him even though she is pregnant.

She goes the police and a police officer helps her in her searches. But it seems like there is no evidence that Arnab came to Kolkata, worked in National Data Center or stayed in the hotel as he told. Nobody seems to remember him or met him.

Then Vidya finds out about a man called Milan Damji who looks just like her husband and who also worked in National Data Center. She thinks that there is a connection with him and her husband’s missing so she decides to go after Milan and convinces the police officer Rana to help her.

Kahaani starts likes a Hollywood movie and keeps this image throughout the movie. It is filmed in Kolkata, using guerrilla film making technique so we see a more realistic image of a big city in India, the airport, streets, metro etc. This makes the movie very real. Also Vidya portrays a very independent, strong, determined and clever woman. She survives in men’s world and takes an active role in her husband’s search even though she is pregnant and discouraged by many men which is also so unusual.

I like this movie very much, it kept me on my toes until the end and I kept wondering what’s going to happen next. After The Dirty Picture, I believe Vidya Balan made another clever move and had a leading role in thriller movie like this. This is completely different than her recent role and she is also good in this. Have you also realized that she is the leading role in the movie? Usually we see the story through a man’s eye in Bollywood…

It seems like a new trend started in Bollywood and we get to see quite different movies, which might be considered off-beat comparing the classical Bollywood. I can’t wait to see what’s coming next!

The Dirty Picture (2011)

The Dirty Picture is a not the usual Bollywood that I know. When I started watching it, it managed to shock me in the first 10 minutes.

It is mainly inspired by  Silk Smitha‘s life story, a South Indian actress who is known by her erotic roles in 1980s.

The movie starts in late 1970s, telling us the story of a girl who ran away from her village to Chennai and tries get roles in movies. But she can’t get much attention until she gets a chance to display her sensual dance on the set of a movie.

After that we watch her breakout in the entertainment business and become a well-known face in India. She gets so much attention and she enjoys it without questioning the content of it. I should admit that I found the first part of the movie very bold, very courageous. Comparing it to the other Bollywood movies I watched, I believe this was a very bold move in Vidya Balan‘s career as well.

When I was watching the movie, I realized one of the reasons why I like Bollywood movies. They are usually softer in nature, milder in the sense of communicating their messages. But Dirty Picture was definitely out of this category, because the message is definitely in your face. Especially, the part just before intermission where Silk gives a speech after she receives her award, sums up the main message in the movie.

In the second part of the movie, it tells the descent period, that’s why it is more serious and depressing. Everything goes upside down when Silk starts to think about her life and sees her success and the attention she gets under a different light.

This is a classic story, we all guess the ending more or less. I think it doesn’t have any difficulties to keep the attention of the audience. But I have mixed feelings about this movie. It’s a very dramatic one; the story is told in an impressive manner and Vidya Balan‘s acting deserves the awards she got. Maybe this should be the style to get the audience into Silk’s life; but still, I can’t get rid of that harsh feeling as if I just had a slap on my face…