Friday, July 31, 2009

Zee Cine Awards-2008

Zee Cine Awards is one of the prestigious award ceremonies of Bollywood industry. It was started from 1998. The first Zee Cine Awards event was held in Mumbai in 1998.

After few years, Zee Cine Awards went international when it was held in Dubai in 2004. For the later years it was held in London (2005), Mauritius (2006) and Malaysia (2007).

Zee Cine Awards-2008

The award ceremony has now completed its ten years. Over the years, it has become popular among its Indian fans as well as to the viewers of Zee Network worldwide.

Zee has its network across the world over 120 countries and around 2 million fans across 120 countries vote for their favorite star for Zee Cine Awards.

In 2008, the awards function was again arranged in London at Excel Arena, Docklands on 26 April, 2008. It was decorated by the glittering performances of Bollywood biggies like Shahrukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan. It was hosted by Sajid Khan and Karan Johar.

Shahrukh Khan was the winner for the Zee Cine Viewer's Choice Awards 2008 Best Actor for the film Chak De India. The Best Actress award was given to Kareena Kapoor for her outstanding performance in Jab We Met.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

About IIFA Awards

The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) is an award ceremony rather an effort to promote Indian Cinema popular as bollwood on a worldwide scale, thus reaching out to millions of its fans.


This pioneering effort is headed by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., India’s first and premier event management and entertainment agency.

As global cinema rapidly emerges, a prominent place for Indian Cinema is reserved. IIFA constantly endeavours to showcase to the world the wealth of talent Indian Cinema has to offer.

It takes hundreds of bollywood luminaries to the foreign destination for the purpose of honouring the best of Indian cinema. Fans of Indian cinema from all over the world converge to celebrate Indian cinema, whereas millions worldwide catch the telecast from the comforts of their home.

On its journey of celebrating Indian Cinema Cinema across the world, IIFA spreads the magic of Indian cinema to various exotic locales around the world. Starting with the Millennium Dome, London, IIFA has traveled through Sun City, Malaysia, Johannesburg, Singapore, Amsterdam & Dubai, & in 2007, comes to you from Yorkshire.

In 2009, the awards were held in Macau, China.

The business of Indian Cinema is provided an impetus by IIFA.
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Monday, July 27, 2009

Delhi 6 may be Oscar Entry this year

Delhi-6 might be the only film in the race for the Best Foreign Language Film Award category of the Academy Awards.

Apparently as Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is so far the only film-maker who has recommended his film to Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association to be sent to the Film Federation of India for sending it as India's entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category.


The scarcity in the entries is largely being credited to the strike because of which very few movies saw a theatrical release. While the last date of submission is September 15, so far only Delhi-6 is the only film in the race so far.

Mandatory conditions for Oscar Entry in this category-
For a recommendation for the Oscars this year, a film should have been released or should be releasing between October 1, 2008 and September 30, 2009 and should have run for seven consecutive days at least.

Further no type of television or internet transmission of the film should have occurred at any time prior to the theatrical release. And the recording of the original dialogue track as well as the completed picture must be predominantly in a language or languages other than English.
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Friday, July 24, 2009

Jodha Akbar Sweeps all 2009 Film Awards

Jodha Akbar, a love story between one of the greatest Mughal Emperors that ruled Hindustan (India), Jalaluddin Mohammad Akbar, and the fiery young Rajput Princess, Jodhaa Bai,is an epic drama that weaves together romance and communal harmony.

Jodha Akbar

Set in the sixteenth century, the movie starts off with a narration by the legendary Indian film actor Amitabh Bachchan, telling the story of the young prince.

Director Ashutosh Gowariker has presented this historical love epic with all the grandeur of the Mughal era. There are majestic palaces, and imposing battle scenes, colorful costumes and imposing jewelry. The film gives audiences three and a half hours of regal extravaganza complete with romance and action, suspense and drama, music and dance.

Hence, Jodha Akbar stole all the awards in the year 2009.

Hrithik Roshan, star of Indian superhero movie Krishh and Dhoom, shows the strong character of Akbar with ease. His tone and commanding presence make him a natural, and the scenes where he fights topless really show his raw strength. He won the IIFA Best Actor Award for his performance.

As Jodhaa, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan clearly shows us why she was once chosen as the most beautiful woman in the world.

The most touching scenes of the movie are the developing relationship between Jodhaa and Akbar. Many a time, these scenes don't have much dialogue, but the eyes do so much of the talking. The on-screen chemistry between Aishwarya and Hrithik is very strong, and they seem like the perfect couple.

The music and songs are a very critical element of any Indian movie, and this is no exception. Double Oscar winner A. R. Rahman won IIFA for Best Background Score, while Javed Akhtar got Best Lyricist and Javed Ali received Best Male Playback Singer award for the song 'Jashn-e-Bahaara'.

The movie swept 10 awards at the recent 10th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards in Macau, taking home trophies for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor.

Jodha Akbar also won awards for Best Costume Design (Neeta Lulla), Best Editing (Ballu Saluja), Best Art Direction (Nitin Chandrakant Desai) and Best Make Up (Madhav Kadam).

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Special Awards Category of Filmfare Awards

The Filmfare awards were first introduced in 1953. The Clares was the original name of the award ceremony, named after Filmfare critic Clare Mendonca. As of 2005, there are 31 awards. The Special Awards Category of Filmfare is one such newly introduced one and is since then bestowed every year.


Lifetime Achievement
The Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films. Amitabh Bachchan was the first recipient of this Award.

Power Award
The Filmfare Power Award is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films.The first award was given for the year 2003 and is given every year to those who are ranked No. 1 in the listing of the most powerful names of Bollywood. It is voted each year by the film fraternity.

Special Performance Award
The Filmfare Special Performance Award is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films.It acknowledges a special and unique performance and encourages young artistes and filmmakers to break new ground in drama, direction and acting. It is only given if someone has done something really different.

Best Scene of the Year
The Filmfare Best Scene of the Year Award is decided by Sony Executives who nominate five scenes of the most popular movies of the year and telecast them on their channel two weeks prior to the event.The winner is revealed only at the ceremony.

RD Burman Award for New Music Talent
The Filmfare R.D. Burman Award for New Music Talent is given by the Filmfare magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films.The award is named the late R.D. Burman. The award commemorates new talent in the industry as well as inspiring musicians to break new ground in composing.The first award in this category was first given in 1994.

Best Film of 50 Years (2005)
The Filmfare Best Film of 50 Years was a rare award only given once to celebrate the 50th Filmfare Anniversary. If the award is repeated, the award will be given to a film at Filmfare's 100th anniversary.Although the winning movie never won the Best Movie Award, it was recognized as Bollywood's most significant movie of the last fifty years.

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Filmfare Power Award 9

The Filmfare Power Award is given by the Filmfare Magazine as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films.

The award was instituted for the first time in the year 2003 and is given every year to those who are ranked No. 1 in the listing of the most powerful names of Bollywood.

The prestigious names that have bagged this award are listed below.Director and Producer Yash Chopra has won it maximum times along with his son Aditya Chopra.
2008 Yash Chopra & Aditya Chopra 2007 Yash Chopra & Aditya Chopra 2006 Yash Chopra & Aditya Chopra 2005 Shahrukh Khan 2004 Amitabh Bachchan & Shahrukh Khan
It is voted each year by the film fraternity itself.
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Friday, July 17, 2009

IIFA Awards most popular now

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22:  (L-R) Actor...Image by Getty Images via Daylife

Over the span of ten years, IIFA Awards, International Indian Film Academy Awards are hosted annually for excellence in Indian cinema at an exciting international venue. Over the last ten years, the IIFAs have become India’s most prestigious film awards in taking Indian cinema to a global audience.

This year 2009, they were held in Macau, China.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 22:  Director Danny...Image by Getty Images via Daylife

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the IIFA Awards and it’s also the year when Indian cinema and Indian film professionals have arrived on the world stage. Indians have won Oscar and British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) as numerous of global awards this year. Thanks to path breaking filmmakers like Danny Boyle and Megan Mylan.

The IIFA Awards are fast on their way to becoming the Oscar of Indian cinema.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Germany's Indian Film Festival Has Fewer Participants

Germany's only Indian film festival has been scaled down since numerous sponsors had pulled out due to economic recession. The number of entries has dropped to 47 from 56 last year and will be shown at a venue on the outskirts of Stuttgart instead of in the city centre as in previous years.

The 6 day festival opens Tuesday with the German premiere of Zoya Akhtar's comedy Luck By Chance, which takes a peek behind the scenes of the glamourous world of Bollywood.

Feature films, shorts and documentaries from all over India will be shown at the event, organised by the Film Bureau of the southern German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. In addition to Delhi 6 and Billu Barber. Dance performances, concerts and lectures are also part of the festival. Some of the films just show the wide spectrum of Indian Cinema.

A series of prizes will be awarded, among them the German Star of India, which will be worth 4,000 euros.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

IIFA Green Carpet

It was Bachchan all the way at IIFA’s day one at Macau. Yet another Amitabh Bachchan statue was unveiled and the Bachchan family was present to witness the event.

IIFA, in an attempt to send out eco-friendly signals has rolled out a green carpet on day one.

Actress Sonam Kapoor too was present at the event. “I have had a massage, I have rehearsed, I have done a lot of things,” said the bubbly actress.

Lara Dutta said, "Riteish taught me how to gamble which is going to be a little bit later, but what’s more exciting is that I won. Because normally I don't gamble, I don't know how to play, so not too bad."

Former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen said, “I am here to promote my film.”

The current hot favourites, the little stars from Slumdog Millionaire were also spotted.
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