Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Why I will avoid IIFA Awards 2007 at any cost - Part 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

I am discussing the supporting roles here.


Best Performance in a Comic Role
Chunkey Pandey – Apna Sapna Money Money
Uday Chopra – Dhoom 2
Tusshar Kapoor – Golmaal – Fun Unlimited
Paresh Rawal – Phir Hera Pheri
Sharman Joshi – Rang De Basanti

All nominations are highly biased. I haven't seen ASMM, but I am sure (from reviews) that Ritesh was a better choice. The son of the producer jarred in D:2 (yet again). Another son of a star, was execrable in Golmaal. Paresh Rawal's become so repetitive that his antics don't tickle our bones. Sharman Joshi was not very good, but definitely better than others. Gosh!

deserved nominations:

ARSHAD WARSI - LRMB, Kabul Express, Golmaal Ranvir Shorey - Khosla Ka Ghosla

Best Performance in a Negative Role
Hrithik Roshan – Dhoom 2
Emraan Hashmi – Gangster
Boman Irani - Lage Raho Munnabhai
Saif Ali Khan – Omkara
John Abraham – Zinda

D:2 - If being a sky-diver, bungee-jumper, skater, biker is enough to get a nomination, I can suggest thousands of names for this category. Some may throw brickbats at me, but seriously think. Is HR a true actor? Just a couple of makeovers and action are enough to put put him on the list? Aren't we succumbing to the (pseudo)-super-stardom? He is expressionless. No depth has been observed in the character. You may be mesmerized by his looks (that's what it is) not by his acting skills. This may cause the true cinema to be buried.

Gangster - To be frank, I don't like EH. Rather I possess a strong dislike for him. But when I saw the film I was literally floored by his performance. Unlike his other films, he was nuanced, natural and restrained. I just loved him it!

LRMB - Pretty good villain with perfect comic timing. He deserved a nomination for DON rather than this one.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketOmkara - The "most best" villain ever to emerge on the screen of Indian cinema. Sorry for wrong grammar, but I couldn't resist using that particular word. Moving far away from his urban, metrosexual image, Saif played the role with great.......(I don't know how to describe it). He was formidable. He far eclipsed the "most popular" villain Gabbar Singh with a vengeance.

Zinda - Another good one from John.

Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Female)
Bipasha Basu – Dhoom 2
Rekha – Krrish
Konkona Sensharma – Omkara
Kirron Kher – Rang De Basanti
Soha Ali Khan Pataudi – Rang De Basanti

D:2 - Once again! Can you explain me why was Bipasha's character added? If you completely remove her, would that make any difference? Why is there a Sonali? Why is she added? Why is there a pseudo-affair between Jai and Sonali? Why doesn't Sonali come to Brazil? Why is Monali added? Just for the sake of bikini and a dancing companion to producer's son? Bips enacted the role so awfully that I couldn't believe that this is the same girl from Corporate.

Krrish - This is Rekha at her worst. She has no sync. Her makeup, performance and acting are so artificial that you can't help but laugh out aloud.

Omkara - Konkona was very good, flawless but somewhat predictable. So Soha wins it by an inch.

RDB - KK - I didn't really like her in RDB. I thought, she could perform it much better.

Soha- She's the winner for me. She surprised all of us with a perfect performance. She suited the role to a 'T".

Who deserved:

SONALI KULKARNI -Taxi No. - 9211 MASUMEH - Woh Lamhe DIYA MIRZA - L.R. Munnabhai TARA SHARMA - Khosla Ka Ghosla BIPASHA - Omkara (to replace D:2)

Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Male)
Amitabh Bachchan - Kabhi Alvida Naa Kahna
Abhishek Bachchan - Kabhi Alvida Naa Kahna
Arshad Warsi – Lage Raho Munnabhai
Kunal Kapoor - Rang De Basanti
Atul Kulkarni - Rang De Basanti

KANK - Amitabh Bachchan - He was definitely very good in intense moments such as the table sequence. But in the comedy portions he put on a very bad effort. So he's not worth it. Since he is the brand ambassador who could have dared not to include him?
Abhishek " - His role was so amateurly wriiten, that we couldn't relate to hs character. Altough I am not saying that he was not good, I tend to think that he didn't rise above the character that was written. So his performace didn't made us empathise with him.

LRMB - Now that's a bit confusing. Is Arshad's role eligible for suppoting role? Or for the comic one? However he wins it from the word 'go'. He was impeccable in the role of Circuit. No words to describe this performance. Without a doubt, the best comic performance ever! But I suspect if he will win it. Who will give this award to AW when the son of the brand ambassador and ba himself are included?

RDB - Both the nominees rocked. No doubt.

Who deserved:

DEEPAK DOBRIYAL - Omkara [This is bias at its best. No performance in the above list (except AW obviously) came even a mile close to his first performance. He isn't nominated because he doesn't have big names to back him. This kind of a superb performance from a newcomer is completely unexpected. I strongly agree with director Anurag Kashyap who says, "Deepak Dobriyal in omkara was frigging five hundred times better than an Abhishek Bachchan in all his performances put together and wasn’t even nominated."] NANA PATEKAR - Taxi No. 9211 SIDDHARTH - RDB ARSHAD - Kabul Express SALMAN SHAHID - Kabul Express

Also see: Part 1 - Writing Part 2 - Music Part 4 - Main Categories


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