Sunday, March 8, 2009

Today is Filmfare awards night!

Well.... not quite. The Indian Oscars, as they're called have already been given away for this year. A week back. Today is only the television telecast. I wonder why they did this. The entire joy of watching the best in mainstream Indian cinema has been reduced.

Filmfare awards are easily the most prestigious awards in the Indian film industry. The rest are usually poor me-toos. In fact, I was shocked at some of the recipients of awards given by Stardust and others. If a movie like Singh is King can win the award for Best Film, God save us all! The best music award went to Drona! Drona? Has anybody even heard about that film?

Year after year, I have been an avid follower of the Filmfare awards. They did not come without controversies. I loved every bit of them!

They used to telecast it live for a few years. Then they switched to deferred telecasts which meant that we would watch a version that was delayed by about half an hour. This would give some time for editing, I presume. I really have no idea why they did away with these formats altogether.

Anyway, I'm going to pretend that I do not know who the winners are! So, will Ghajini walk away with the Best Film or will it be Jodha Akbar? Or will Rock On prove to be the winner? SRK has no hope in hell for Best Actor this year. Its going to be between Amitabh Bachchan for Last Lear and Hrithik for Jodha Akbar. For Best Music, I think Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy are going to win unless the jury decide to give A R Rahman the award for Jodha Akbar.

The awards start in less than a couple of hours from now. I am all excited!

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