Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Honours bestowed on A R Rahman

The success of A.R. Rehman will be archived with every award he would
receive in India as well as Internationally. A host of awards have
been acquired along the way-a Padma Shri, four national film awards,
four IIFA awards, 12 screen awards, 21 Filmfare awards,and six Zee

Here are a mention of the Indian Awards bestowed on A R Rahman.

Indian Awards

Civilian Honors
Filmfare Awards
1995 – Filmfare RD Burman Award for New Music Talent
1996 – Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Rangeela
1999 – Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Dil Se
2000 – Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Taal
2002 – Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Lagaan
2003 – Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Saathiya
2003 – Filmfare Best Background Score – The Legend of Bhagat Singh
2005 – Filmfare Best Background Score – Swades
2007 – Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Rang de Basanti
2008 – Filmfare Best Music Director Award – Guru
2008 – Filmfare Best Background Score – Guru

Global Indian Film Awards (GIFA)
2007 – GIFA Award for Best Music – Rang De Basanti
2007 – GIFA Award for Best Background Music – Rang De Basanti

International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) (India)
2000 – IIFA Best Music Direction – Taal
2002 – IIFA Best Music Direction – Lagaan
2003 – IIFA Best Music Direction – Saathiya
2007 – IIFA Best Music Direction – Rang De Basanti
2008 – IIFA Best Music Direction – Guru
2008 – IIFA Best Background Music – Guru
2008 – Outstanding contribution by an Indian in International Cinema

National Film Awards (India)
1993 – National Film Award for Best Music Direction – Roja
1997 – National Film Award for Best Music Direction – Minsaara Kanavu
2002 – National Film Award for Best Music Direction – Lagaan
2003 – National Film Award for Best Music Direction – Kannathil Muthamittal

Screen-Videocon Awards / Star Screen Awards (India)
1997 – Best Music – Kadhal Desam (South awards edition – Tamil)
1997 – Best Music Direction – Minsara Kanavu (South awards edition – Tamil)
1998 – Best Non-film Album – Vande Mataram (Non-film category)
2000 – Best Music Direction – Taal
2007 – Best Background Music- Rang De Basanti
2008 – Best Music Direction – Guru
2008 – Best Background Music – Guru
2009 – Best Music Direction – Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na
2009 – Best Background Music – Jodhaa Akbar

Zee Cine Awards (India)
2000 – Zee Cine Award Best Music Director – Taal
2002 – Zee Cine Award Best Music Director – Lagaan
2003 – Zee Cine Award Best Music Director – Saathiya
2007 – Zee Cine Award Best Music Director – Rang De Basanti
2008 – Zee Cine Award Best Music Director – Guru
2008 – Zee Cine Award Best Background Music – Guru

And the list will only enhance in size and qulaity...cheers!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Madhur Bhandarkar wins International Award

Madhur Bhandarkar, National Award winning Indian filmmaker and script writer is anticipating another International Award. His films Chandni Bar, Page 3 and Traffic Signal made good impact in Russia and for his contribution to the Indian Cinema, he will be honored by SOVEX PORT FILM, Ministry of Culture of Russia, in Moscow.

Madhur Bhandarkar

Madhur revealed, both the countries also have quite a lot of similarities when it comes to cultural background.

Meanwhile, his Mugdha and Neil Nitin Mukesh-starrer, Jail, is set for release on November 6.

Madhur Bhandarkar's most recent film, 'Fashion' starring Mugdha Godse, Priyanka Chopra, Kangna Ranaut, Arbaaz Khan, Manish Malhotra and Arjan also won many awards this year in many categories like his earlier films.

Many more to come ...Madhur!

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Filmfare Best Male Debut Award Winners

The Filmfare Best Male Debut Award is given at the Annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi films to recognize a performance by a male actor in his debut role. The original name for this category was 'Filmfare Award for the Most Sensational Debut'.

Later, separate categories were created for both male and female debutants and here we present to you the winners of the award in most recent times.

Shiney Ahuja

Interestingly, in 2005 and 2007 nobody was awarded in this category.

In 2006, Shiney Ahuja for Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi was awarded.

In 2008, Ranbir Kapoor made a sensational debut with Saawariya and bagged the trophy. In 2009, director turned actor Farhan Akhtar received it for Rock On!! along with Imran Khan for Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na.

These names are marked in history for being the most stunning entrants in Hindi Cinema.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Priyanka and Katrina fight for Youth Icon Award

The bollywood leading and hot actresses Priyanka Choupra and Katrina Kaif are set to fight for the Youth Icon Award. Both Priyanka and Katrina have been nominated for the Videocon Youth Icon Award in the entertainment division. The actor-director Farhan Akhtar and oustanding actor Hrithik Roshan have also been nominated for the same.

Priyanka and Katrina

Rahul bose, the founder of the NGO ( The organization which takes care of the affairs related to education and child abuse), has been nominated for his contribution to the social welfare. The awards will be bestowed to people for their exceptional contribution to the society and for various categories like sports, technology, media, politics, arts, private entreprenureship, entertainment and social welfare.

The nominations have been decided on the basis of various experts' judgements. The experts list include journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, filmmaker Shyam Benegal, tennis ace Leander Paes, renowned cardiologist Naresh Trehan, actor and social activist Shabana Azmi, singer Usha Uthup and Venugopal Dhoot, chairman of Videocon Industries Limited. Award winners will be chosen through online voting and awards will be distributed on 25th september.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

Hindi Films that won 55th National Awards

The verdict of the 55th National Awards for the year 2007 were announced and like always there were quite a few surprises in store. It was the cinema of South India that bagged all the top honours with the Priyadarshan directed Tamil film Kanchivaram bagging the award for Best Feature Film and also fetching Prakash Raj the Best Actor Award.

won 55th National Awards

While Bollywood failed to bag the top four honours, it did quite make up in the other categories. Anil Kapoor's production, Gandhi My Father bagged three awards for Best Screenplay (Feroz Abbas Khan), Best Supporting Actor (Darshan Jariwala) and even won the Special Jury award.

Even Aamir Khan's directorial debut Taare Zameen Par made its mark. The film won awards for Shankar Mahadevan (Best Male Playback Singer) and Prasoon Joshi (Best Lyrics) for the soul-stirring song 'Maa', besides also bagging the Best Film on Family Welfare award.

King of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan bagged award for Best Film providing Overall Entertainment in the name of Chak De India, Om Shanti Om bagged the award for Best Art Direction (Sabu Cyril). Well deserved...

Rituparno Ghosh's Big B- Arjun Rampal starrer The Last Lear bagged two awards winning the Best Feature Film in English and also fetching Shefali Shah the Best Supporting Actress award while the Shahid- Kareena smash-hit Jab We Met also bagged two awards for Best Choreography and Best Female Playback Singer (Shreya Ghoshal).

The Indira Gandhi award for the Best First Film of a Director went to Frozen while the Nargis Dutt award for Best Film on National Integration went to the Pankaj Kapoor starrer Dharm.

The National Awards has surely brought some really well deserved honours.

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Friday, September 11, 2009

National Awards leave SRK,AMIR KHAN disappointed

Tamil actor Prakash Raj, won the best actor award in the National Awards for the year 2007. This is his first award in the Best Actor Category. Even the movie 'Knachivaram' bagged the best movie award especially when 'Chak De India' and 'Taare Zameen Par' and 'Gandhi My Father'were also competing.Although the top four awards at the 55th National Awards for the year 2007 were won by Malayalam cinema, Bollywood also fared reasonably well.


Both SRK and Amir were left disappointed to not get the Best Actor award after there spectacular performance in 'Chak De India' and 'Taare Zameen Par' respectively. But some celebration was also in store for them. Sharukh Khan's movie 'Chak De India' won the National Award for Best Overall Entertainment. Amir's movie Taare Zameen Par, also got it’s due. The film won the Best Family Welfare Entertainment award. Playback singerShankar Mahadevan won the award for the song ‘Meri Maa’ from the film ‘Taare Zameen Par’.Lyricist Prasoon Joshi won in Best Lyrics category for Taare Zameen Par. Anil Kapoor's movie Gandhi My Father two awards. While Feroz Khan won the Best Screenplay award, Darshan Jariwala won the Best Supporting Actor award for Gandhi My Father.

Renowned Malayalam film director Adoor Gopalakrishnan got the best director award for the seventh time for 'Naalu Pennungal'.Umashree won the Best Actress award for Gulabi Talkies.Rituparno Ghosh’s The Last Lear won two awards winning the Best Feature Film in English and Shefali Shah got the Best Supporting Actress. Jab We Met also bagged two awards for Best Choreography and Best Female Playback Singer (Shreya Ghoshal).

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Monday, September 7, 2009

Priyanka Chopra's in Guinness Book

Priyanka Chopra has just made it to the Guinness book of world records for playing tremendous multi roles in the upcoming Ashutosh Gowarikar's film what's your rashee... Priyanka is touching the heights of the film industry and is the most famous actress of the bollywood today. She feels so proud and honoured while talking about her fantabulous and unbeatable multi roles in the film what's your rashee. The film is full of romance and comedy.

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka is very excited about getting herself to the Guinness book of world records. Thousands of films have been made but no actor or actress has played 12 characters in any film in any language. Priyanka has just not played the roles instead she has given a meaning to each character in the film. An actor is a person who gives life to the character as Priyanka has done in her upcoming film what's your rashee.

Now Let's see will Priyanka really enthrall viewers by her adorable and goegeous looks. Just wait and watch!
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Friday, September 4, 2009

54 Filmfare Awards 2009 were Film Unfair Awards

The 54 Filmfare Awards 2009 considered to be the most prestigious award in Bollywood industry, with each passing year they are becoming unfair awards. Despite of this Star Screen Awards is gaining credibility in terms of giving awards to people who really matter. Let's have a look at the aspects of Filmfare Awards 2009, which made the awards look unfair:

A movie with much caliber 'A Wednesday' did not win a single Filmfare award; despite the fact that the film had a original story. The best male singer award which went to Sukhvinder Singh for 'Haule Haule' was a suspect. Songs like 'Zara Si dil mei' from K.K for Jannat, 'Pehli Nazar' from Atif Aslam for Race and 'Kabhi Kabhi Aditi' from Rashid Ali for Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na were far more popular in terms of music and singing but were not even noticed.

Most popular performances were given by SRK in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Aamir Khan in Ghajini. Both of them saved the industry from incurring huge losses at recession. But Hrithik Roshan was awarded the best actor award. Was it a fair poll?
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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Shabana Azmi presented with IIFA Global Leadership Award

Acclaimed actress Shabana Azmi, who has been instrumental from long in varied social causes was presented with the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Global Leadership Award. She is now looking forward to strengthening women’s role in facilitating global change in all fields.

Shabana Azmi

Her worked hard in denouncing AIDS and communalism and improving lives
of slum dwellers won her the award.

Shabana delivered an impressive acceptance speech in which she mentioned that, “It falls upon global leaders in whichever field - business, economy, arts - to concern themselves with issues like economic meltdown, global warming and terrorism. There is a need to follow the best practice and to apply a code of ethics to all transactions. Only then can we all look forward to be together for a cause.”

“Time and again we women say we are different from men - not better not worse but different - and with this difference we need to be included in the global change that is taking place. I feel this award is a step ahead,” she added.

The actress is known for her powerful performances in acclaimed movies like “Masoom”, “Arth”, “Mandi” and recently released “Morning Raga”, “15 Park Avenue” and “Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd”.

The award was presented to Shabana by IIFA brand ambassador Amitabh Bachchan