Crapware Fares Well at Filmfare Awards

Well, what do you expect from a crappy movie industry.

Come on guys, are you really surprised that some of the crappiest Bollywood movies ever made or a bunch of zeros walked away with the top honors at the Filmfare awards ceremony.

At the latest Crapfare oops Filmfare Awards ceremony, the top winners – it should actually be top losers – were all junk movies or stars clueless about acting.

Here’s a look at some of the top losers wrongly categorized as winners:

Best Movie: Jodha Akbar

Best Director: Ashutosh Gowarikar for Jodha Akbar

Best Actor in a Leading role (Male): Hrithik Roshan for Jodha Akbar

Best Actor in a Leading role (Female): Priyanka Chopra for Fashion

Best Sensational Debut (Female):  Asin Thottumkal for Ghajini

We watched A Wednesday (Naseeruddin Shah, Anupan Kher) recently.  A classy movie. Infinitely superior to the Jodha Akbar garbage show.

Given that such crappy movies and stars win top honors, no wonder our Bollywood movies and our local awards ceremonies are the joke of the movie business and undeserving of any respect.

By the way, Om Puri certainly deserved the Lifetime Achievement award. Sad, that the man is reduced these days to enacting awful roles (like in Billu Barber).

24 Responses to "Crapware Fares Well at Filmfare Awards"

  1. gnair91   March 1, 2009 at 5:28 am

    Bollywood award shows are suck-up acts. Awards based on an actor’s commercial success. Not his skill.

    If a movie doesnt do well in the box office, its not a contender for an award. Pankaj Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Vinay Pathak, Pawan Malhotra are oodles better then any khan, roshan or kumar.

    Did you know, aishwarya rai was nominated for best actress, for her trash act in dhoom 2? (Russell Peters was rite bout her.Shes just a pretty face with zero talent.)

    Jodha Akbar was three hours of my life i’ll never get back and Asin was as good a harman baweja was in love story 2050. Responds:

    1. Nobody, nobody outside India (except for some stupid desis in the U.S., UK & elsewhere) takes Bollywood seriously.

    Now even Indians are starting to reject Bollywood movies lately – look at the number of Big Movies that have failed to do well – Billu Barber, Delhi 6, Chandni Chowk to China, Yuvvraaj, Drona et al.

    2. You write above: Asin was as good a harman baweja was in love story 2050.

    Your above line gets the Comment of March 1 Award. 🙂

  2. Malika S   March 1, 2009 at 9:56 am

    This is what I think the nominations should have been like.
    1) A Wednesday
    2) Mumbai meri jaan
    3) Dasvidaniya
    4) Oye lucky lucky oye
    5) Rock On

    And the rest of the awards should have been selected among the above nominations with Ghajini as an exception for best action and jaane tu jaane na for best music. Responds:

    Agree 1000% on A Wednesday.

  3. neo   March 1, 2009 at 10:42 am

    when is A WEDNESDAY review coming up.BTW i told you about the movie first Responds:

    Soon (Hopefully).

    Thanks for the recommendation. It was a lovely movie.

  4. neo   March 1, 2009 at 10:50 am

    there is a new iraqi movie TURTLES CAN FLY. Its a movie about kids in a kurdish refugee camp before the US invasion.its a brilliant movie.the director is BAHMAN GOBADI Responds:

    Is Turtles Can Fly running in the U.S. (NJ/NY area) now?

    We don’t remember seeing any ads lately.

  5. indu   March 1, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    yes, i m fully agreed about comments given by other fellow. not only in indian film fare but also in other countries film fare (even in oscar), the same situation is there. it becomes a joke now to think about any film fare or any ceremony…

    A WEDNESDAY…….deserve best movie of the year…100%

  6. Malika S   March 1, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    I completely disagree that its a same situation in oscars. Oscars have always been fair with nominations atleast. If oscars was unfair than Robert Downey would have won best actor award for iron man or Christian bale for batman. And slumdog would never even have existed. Responds:

    We also disagree on putting the Filmfare awards on the same plane as Oscars.

  7. aditya_k   March 1, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    ‘A wednesday’ was very good, but I thought Aamir was even better, try to watch it…. Responds:

    Will watch Aamir next week.

  8. shadofax   March 1, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    oh fabulous! you and your chamchas have smtg to whine about for the next two days.

    bunch of Oscar mamas. Responds:

    The slang dictionary (which you are familiar with) defines mamas as sexually attractive mature women.

    BTW, we have no chamchas or bosses here.

    As we’ve said often, we are at best primus inter pares.

  9. neo   March 2, 2009 at 1:14 am

    sorry TURTLES CAN FLY already released in 2004.what i meant was that you can get a DVD.In this movie the child artistes were brilliant.if you thought darsheel was good you should these ones Responds:

    Thanks. Added to our Netflix queue.

  10. neo   March 2, 2009 at 1:15 am

    and i agree with aditya.AAMIR is a good movie

  11. indu   March 2, 2009 at 2:15 am

    u can compare slumdog with taare zameen par (last year), u’ll find the answer about OSCAR……how fair it is…

    its just blow….

    sm awards are fair but rest are tottley bulish…..

    think abt it…….buddy Responds:

    Did Taare Zameen Par get nominated to the Oscars last year?

  12. coolfrog_20   March 2, 2009 at 6:25 am

    Unrelated but have you seen this? Responds:


    We hope it comes true. That is, the above story about 100,000 Indians and an equal number of Chinese returning to their native countries in the next three to five years,

    Few outside the U.S. realize the gravity of the crisis currently facing the U.S. and the people here. Please read this NYT article from Sunday to get a sense of what’s happening across the U.S. What you read in the NYT piece is happening across the country.

    We are not restrictionists. Immigration is fine and dandy when the economy is growing gangbusters but when the economy has contracted significantly and hiring is at a standstill it’s silly to talk about the ill-effects of stopping immigration.

    In any case, very little of all the technological innovation the above India Today link talks about has positively impacted the wallets of average American over the last 10-20 years. Income disparity has increased significantly over the last two decades and real wages have not increased much for a large chunk of Americans.

    A country’s first obligation is to its citizens not to the H1B visa-holders or silly shibboleths like Free Trade that have no meaning when your citizens are struggling to survive.

    Simple question – Would India allow large scale import of cheaper software programmers and pharmacists from China, Bangladesh and Nepal to displace Indian programmers and pharmacists from their cushy jobs.

    Let’s not forget India followed protectionist policies from 1947 until fairly recently to grow its industries.

    So, let’s not treat protectionism and trade restrictions (isn’t free movement of labor i.e. immigration a trade issue ultimately) as if they were F words.

  13. SRINIVAS   March 2, 2009 at 6:44 am

    well the filmfare fav – Shah Rukh did not get the award this time ….

    Lack of competition means ..Priyanka Chopra gets it …come to think of it ….there is actually …nobody who falls in the league of Kajol / Madhuri Dixit

    AAmir is a frame to frame remake of a Filipino Movie … it does not deserve any award.

    A Wednesday & Mumbai meri jaan – yes ….did not do that well commercially ..but ..should have atleast got the critics award Responds:

    You write: nobody who falls in the league of Kajol / Madhuri Dixit

    We think Tabu is better than Madhuri and Kajol.

  14. aditya_k   March 2, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Well, some reports like this one suggest otherwise(about aamir being a rip-off) Responds:

    We’ll watch both shortly and do a post here.

  15. coolfrog_20   March 2, 2009 at 10:32 am

    I wasn’t trying to champion immigration.

    You are absolutely right, immigration is and always has been a trade issue. What I inferred from the article was that America is caught in a vicious downward spiral. They think they have the answer to all the current problems in “buy american” but some people seem to suggest otherwise. Every country, even free trade enthusiast US, had protectionist policies for many decades after its formation. Only when the domestic corporations grew enough to challenge its competitors across the atlantic did US open up its economy and it was for its own benefit. Nobody else’s. So is the case with immigration. Responds:

    1. You write above: What I inferred from the article was that America is caught in a vicious downward spiral

    The U.S. is going to find it very hard to come out of this down spiral.

    It’s like a free fall.

    2. India has a strong agriculture, industrial and service sectors.

    In the U.S., agriculture is heavily mechanized, heavily subsidized and supports few people (that’s why the country is imploding in the heartland with large out-migration to a few hundred miles of both coasts). Industry here is more or less dead (except for a few moribund car companies and some defense companies). Service jobs are moving to India, Phillipines, Mexico et al.

    For the last 10 years, people made a living selling each other houses and cars. Now, that too has gone with the wind.

    The only jobs left in the U.S. are in healthcare, janitorial, army and flipping burgers.

  16. coolfrog_20   March 2, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Don’t forget bloggers in the above list…. Responds:

    ??? No understand, massah.

    Tired of shovelling snow 🙁

  17. Amy G. Dala   March 2, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    take it easy with the shovelling, oh weak-hearted one.. we need our daily dose of SI.. have you passed on your blogging genes to your off-springs?

    we also had less than 2 inches of snow.. that was enough for our area schools to declare it a “snow day” Responds:

    1. You write above: we also had less than 2 inches of snow..

    Two-inches – we wouldn’t blink.

    We probably got around 10 inches. Luckily, it’s stopped now.

    Even NYC has declared a snow day.

    Excerpt from NYT:

    In another sign of the storm’s ferocity, the New York City public school system — which remained open even through the Blizzard of 2006 that dumped two feet of snow — announced a snow day for its 1.1 million students for the first time in five years.

    “We’re comfortable that today’s a day for a snow day,” Joel I. Klein, city schools chancellor, said in an interview with WCBS-TV.

    2. You write: have you passed on your blogging genes to your off-springs

    We haven’t seen any offsprings yet but if you meet some waifs claiming to be spawns of our dissipated, dissolute youthful years, please do not give those ‘orphans’ our address. 😉

  18. Amy G. Dala   March 2, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    @ SI We haven’t seen any offsprings yet but if you meet some waifs claiming to be spawns of our dissipated, dissolute youthful years, please do not give those ‘orphans’ our address.

    It is the ill-effect of watching too many bollywood movies, I think. If those orphans think that they are yours why would they come to me.., instead of using zabasearch to locate you..

    Anyway, give me your name and address so that I will be careful enough to not give it to them.

    Luckily the snow on our driveway has melted away on its own. Responds:

    You write above: Anyway, give me your name and address so that I will be careful enough to not give it to them.

    Please do not hesitate to give this address to any ‘orphan’ who happens to ask for our address:

    Vadivelpaul Khan
    Bharathiar Salai, No 96432-23 (Old No: 6543-24)
    Next to Naidu Hall Store, Behind Lakshmi Oil Mills
    Pattukotai 698 427
    Eelam State, Akhand Bharat

    The above address should help him/her to reach us ‘quickly.’ 😉

  19. IAmAnIdiot   March 2, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Kannda Film Platinnum Jubliee celebration is going on as a Mega Eevent for three consecutive days in Bangalore. Kamal, Rajini and many super stars are present…. Hence I don’t see any bull hit on that kannada film industry celebration, I am kind of curious after reading your crap on FilmFare awards that SI hate only Tamil and Hindi film industry and not its thai veedu Kannada!

    1. Responds:

    (still f***ing freezing out there…lot of snow on the ground now turning into ice…dangerous to drive.)

    You write above: Rajini and many super stars are present

    As usual, you are wrong. Read this – Kamal comes, Rajini keeps away!

    2. We are not as familiar with Kannada film industry as we are with Hindi and Tamil films.

    But we’d venture to say that in terms of artistry and talent, Kannada & Telugu films (based on what little we’ve seen) are likely behind Malayalam and Tamil movies.

    3. Filmfare awards ceremony and the Kannada platinum jubilee are two entirely different kinds of functions.

    4. The only veedu we like is chinna-veedu. 😉

  20. Amy G. Dala   March 2, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    ah, I knew you were Vadivelpaul..

    BTW, Redbox is having free Wednesdays in March (in addition to Monday).. Picked up the Frozen River.. and they have got some older movies now.. Responds:

    Checked out RedBox on Sunday when we went to buy salt for the snowstorm. Didn’t find any DVD worth borrowing.

  21. dantheman   March 3, 2009 at 2:52 am

    Every year the film “un”fare awards give awards to the top actors and star kids. it is so biased. the award function is made for the shah rukh khan, bachanans, yash chopras, karan johars, and the roshans). i mean why it is that the same people win awards again and again. it is a hritik vs. srk at these award functions. how credible are they. thank god srk did not win this time and thank god he did not host the function (he and saif sucked last year. srk is terrible at hosting functions. but he only did them because he knew he was going to get an award for his work. ha ha

    these are the winners and these are the ones that should have won.

    Hrithik Roshan – Jodhaa Akbar

    dan says: Should have gone to: aamir khan for ghajini or nasserudhin shah for a wednesday. he was awesome in that film

    Priyanka Chopra – Fashion

    dan says: this was a weak category. no actress really sticked out last year. so i guess priyanka deserved it. she did a pretty good job in the film.

    Jodhaa Akbar

    dan says: Should have been: Rock On or jaane tu ya jaane na: both films were wayyyyyyyyy better than jodha akbar

    Ashutosh Gowariker – Jodhaa Akbar

    dan says: should have been abhishek kapoor for rock on or that guy for a wednesday. that movie was way better to watch than jodha akbar

    Arjun Rampal – Rock On!!

    dan says: anil kapoor for race. the movie sucked until he showed up. he made the movie watchable again.

    Kangana Ranaut – Fashion

    dan says: she deserved it. she was good. she is a good actress

    Imran Khan – Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na
    Farhan Akhtar – Rock On!!

    dan says: now how biased is this. why have two people win them. oh wait did not imran khan host the show. have to give him something. both had hit films so i guess that is how they got it. and notice both are star kids. how convenient.

    BEST DEBUTANT (Female)
    Asin – Ghajini

    dan says: now can somebody explain to me how she got it. she totally overrated in ghajini and also in terms of debutant she had been in over 18 tamil films. so she has acted in films. should have gone to anusha for rab ne bana di jodi. she was good.

    Abhishek Kapoor – Rock On!!

    dan says: yeah this is worth it.

    Yogesh Vinayak Joshi & Upendra Sidhaye – Mumbai Meri Jaan

    dan says: should have been a wednesday

    Manu Rishi – Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!

    dan says: yeah he deserves it.

    A. R. Rahman – JODHAA AKBAR

    dan says: since he has won the oscar i guess he was going to get this too.

    A. R. Rahman – Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na

    dan says: yeah he deserves it either for this film or ghajini. if it was a weak year I would say pritam for race.

    Javed Akhtar – Jodhaa Akbar – Jashn-e-Bahara

    dan says: yeah he deserves it. good song.

    Benny Dayal – Yuvvraaj – Meri Dost Hain

    dan says: shouldve been the guy that sang ghuzarish for ghajini

    Sukhwinder Singh – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi – Haule Haule

    dan says: since he sang the song from slumdog i guess they thought it was a more obligation to give him the award. otherwise i say asif alam for pehli nazar for race or the guy that sings guzarish in ghajini.

    Shreya Ghoshal – Singh Is Kinng – Teri Ore

    dan says: yeah it is a cool song. i guess she deserves it.

    Prateik Babbar – Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na
    Purab Kohli – Rock On!!

    dan say: what the heck is this outstanding performance crap? again made-up awards to give people just to make everybody happy. and prateik babbar is a star kid. here we go again. purab kohli was okay but not wow and why the guys. where is the female “outstanding performances” so sexist.

    Nishikant Kamat – Mumbai Meri Jaan
    dan says: should have been the director for a wednesday

    Manjot Singh – Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!

    dan says: should have been nasserudhin shah for a wednesday

    Shahana Goswami – Rock On

    dan says: again this was a weak category and she was not the main actress so i don’t understand this. but hey whatever.

    Bhanu Athaiya

    Om Puri

    Aditya Chopra – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi – ‘Flower on the Dining Table’ scene

    dan says: why do the chopras or the johars always win scene of the year????? in terms of the scene of the year it should have gone when naseer killed those terrorists in a wednesday or when he was giving that awesome speech to anupam kher. or when amir is beating the crap out of the bad guys at the end.

    conclusion: a wednesday and ghajini got shut out which is messed up. until these award functions (zee, stardust, screen, iifa, etc) stop kissing up to major stars and start awarding real good actors we are going to see this crap going on for a long time.

    thank god they got rid of best comedian and best villian. those were the stupidest categories I have heard. Responds:

    You write above: Responds:

    Interesting suggestions.

    Agree with you 100% on A Wednesday.

    Race was crap any way you look at it, whether before Anil Kapoor showed up or after.

    Bottomline – this Filmfare awards bakvas has no credibility.

    Oh, wait. The only saving grace was Abhishek Bachchan & Ash did not get any awards.

  22. SRINIVAS   March 3, 2009 at 6:09 am

    Kannada Film industry ..the way its going ….will cease to exist…..Unfortunate …considering it produced talents like Girish Karnad ….but the current crop of movies are bullshit …so it deserves to die …

    Telugu is much bigger than Tamil in terms of Number of Films

    Malayalam is doing well thanks to offbeat movies ..and a loyal gulf audience …

    Nevertheless in terms of Quality they all fall flat ..and have a long way to go ….

    Tamil / Telugu / Hindi fall in the same league when it comes to quality

    Malayalam comes next ….

    In the North …even though there are films made in Punjabi / bhojpuri …Punjabis dominate hindi film industry …. they hold no ill will or rancour against Hindi films …..Now South Indians should learn from this …..Those abusing Tamil Films or ensuring that a Tamil Movie releases after 4 weeks in Karnataka ….should learn from this …..Though Tamil Nadu is anti-Hindi …..Hindi movies release on the same day ….and have not faced any problem after the agitation in the past …..

    Language is always a limiting factor ….can’t do much about it ….you have to accept it and learn to live with it …

    Whatever one does ….English movies will dominate …Hindi will dominate over other Indian Languages …in South ….Tamil / Telugu will do the honours … Responds:

    You write above: a Tamil Movie releases after 4 weeks in Karnataka

    Total nonsense. This is nothing but protectionism or trade restriction.Tamil movies should release on same day.

  23. Amy آصف Dala   March 10, 2009 at 10:03 am

    Don’t know if you watched the awards ceremony.. I watched it at a friends place last Sunday.

    Farhan Akhthar was horrible.. lacked stage presence, the swagger of a rock singer and more importantly the singing ability.
    I don’t know if it was nerves or sheer lack of talent.

    I found this parody to be funny in parts.

    SRK’s bemused look when Ghajini is mentioned as the biggest hit of all time. Amitabh had a constipated look most of the time.

    Imran/Ranbir look promising, hopefully they will take bollywood to better standards.

    Katrina and Sonam Kapoor were hot.. I liked Katrina’s item number.

    Abhishek did a Namitha on stage.

    Shahid Kapoor has apparently taken the A-Rod route..
    a very self-conscious Abhishek is embarrassed again at around :30 while Aishwarya is enjoying the show. Responds:

    1. You have the wrong link for Abhishek doing a Namitha on stage…it’s a repeat of the Ghajini/Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi parody. Could you pl post the correct link?

    2. No, we did not watch the Filmfare Awards

    3. You write above: Amitabh had a constipated look most of the time.

    We thought Amitabh looked as if he’d been exhumed six months after six feet under.

    4. Didn’t think much of Katrina…no grace in her steps.

    5. Agree, Farhan was plain awful…maybe SRK was still in pain post-surgery.

  24. Amy آصف Dala   March 10, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    SRK’s hand is getting cozy on Abhishek’s lap..

    Ash’s blouse was made out of excess material from big B’s shirt? No.. his shirt is shinier. Responds:

    1. OMG, Abhishek is disgustingly bad.

    What a joker – the fella can’t dance, can’t act, can’t even walk straight.

    We’d say Amitabh Bachchan’s biggest flop in Bollywood is Abhishek.

    2. Regarding your point on SRK’s hand getting cozy on Abhishek’s lap, there’s always been speculation that SRK is gay.

    See this excerpt from Anupama Chopra’s biography of SRK:

    This enduring professional and personal proximity led to rumors that Shah Rukh and Karan [Johar] were lovers, to which Shah Rukh replied with his typical wit, “So, how did I have two children? Heavy petting?”

    Source: King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema by Anupama Chopra P.152-53

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