Monday, October 26, 2009

Filmfare Best Comedian Awards

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Bollywood comedians have memorable place in the Hindi films. In the contemporary film industry the films of comic genre attracts audience in large numbers. To make anybody laugh is the biggest challenge. Bollywood comedians like Mehmood in every way was the king of comedy in the 1960s. His first major break came with the film Parvarish in 1958.

Actors like Kishore Kumar, Utpal Dutt and Deven Verma have successfully made the audience laugh with their gimmicks. Kadar Khan and Johnny Lever rocked the silver screen by entertaining people. Not only this, our Indian cinema has also witnessed actresses like Juhi Chawla, Kajol, Karisma Kapoor, Rani Mukherji, Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor, Tabu and many others performing comic roles in many films.

Let's have a short glimpse at the Filmfare Best Comedian Award from late 90's to early 2007-

2007 Arshad Warsi Lage Raho Munnabhai
2006 Akshay Kumar Garam Masala
2005 Saif Ali Khan Hum Tum
2004 Sanjay Dutt Munnabhai MBBS
2003 Paresh Rawal Awara Paagal Deewana
2002 Saif Ali Khan Dil Chahta Hai
2001 Paresh Rawal Hera Pheri
2000 Govinda Haseena Maan Jaayegi
1999 Johnny Lever Dulhe Raja
1998 Johnny Lever Deewane Mastana
1997 Satish Kaushik Saajan Chale Sasural
1996 Anupam Kher Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
1995 Shakti Kapoor Raju Babu
1994 Anupam Kher Darr
1993 Anupam Kher Khel
1992 Anupam Kher Lamhe
1991 Kader Khan Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri
1990 Anupam Kher and Satish Kaushik Ram Lakhan
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Friday, October 23, 2009

Best Villians at Filmfare Awards

Since this category at Filmfare Awards was instituted in 1992, it could not be bestowed upon some of the famous Bollywood villains of the preceding decades. Amjad Khan for his role of Gabbar Singh in
Sholay (1975), Amrish Puri for his role of Mogambo in Mr. India (1987), unfortunately never won. Even great actors like Pran, Prem
Chopra, Jeevan, Ajit and Ranjeet, who were known for their portrayal of negative roles in the 70s and 80s never got the honour.

But there are lucky ones too. Check out who they are.

Ashutosh Rana is the only actor to have won the award twice in a row, in 1999 and 2000. Amrish Puri was nominated consecutively for three years from 1992 to 1994. Also, Danny Dengzongpa is the only actor to have been nominated twice in the same year in 1995, although he failed to win.

Priyanka Chopra and Abhishek Bachchan are the only actors to have been
nominated in another acting category along with the Best Villain category for the same role. In the 2004, Abhishek Bachchan was nominated and eventually won the Best Supporting Actor award for his role in Yuva.

In 1998, Kajol became the first female actor to be nominated in this category and win the award for her role in Gupt. Priyanka Chopra was the last female actor to win in this category. She won it for Aitraaz in 2005.

Other actresses to have been nominated are Urmila Matondkar for Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya in 2002, Shabana Azmi for Makdee in 2003, Bipasha Basu for Jism in 2004, Preity Zinta for Armaan in 2004 and Amrita Singh for Kalyug in 2006.

The are some 14 actors who have received multiple Best Villain nominations and these include famous names as Shah Rukh Khan and Nana

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Indian Film Awards: 11th Mumbai Festival Fest

Mumbai is all set to boom with the 11th Mumbai Film Festival to be held from October 29 to Nov 5 2009. The grand event is organized by Mumbai Academy of Moving Image.

In the inaugural function of the Festival on October 29, Shashi Kapoor will receive the Indian lifetime achievement award. Shashi Kapoor is Indian film actor and producer who is remembered for his movies Deewar, Do Aur Do Paanch and Namak Halaal.

Another talented film maker to be awarded will be Greek film-maker Theo Angelopoulos who will be presented international lifetime award in closing ceremony on November 5.

The Mumbai festival was first organized in 2005 with the motive of developing a community festival of Mumbai. It is public private partnership under which NGO’s, Private parties, Government and related Authorities work collectively.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Filmfare Awards won by Rekha

Noted for her versatility as an actress, Rekha was particularly recognised for playing female-oriented characters, such as that of the school-girl in Khubsoorat and the decisive avenger in Khoon Bhari Maang, both of which were hallmark roles. Rekha has won Best Actress Award at Filmfare twice.

Filmfare Awards won by Rekha

1980: Filmfare Best Actress Award, Khubsoorat 1988: Filmfare Best Actress Award, Khoon Bhari Maang

Filmfare again went to her at the age of 43 in Supporting Actress Category for Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi in 1997. And in 2003 Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award went to her and she accepted with usual grace and poise.

Rekha has acted in over 180 films in a career that has spanned 40 years. She has reinvented herself numerous times in her career and is known for her ability to sustain her status.

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Friday, October 9, 2009

Best Filmfare Films

Here is the unique list of Best Films at Filmfare Awards actor wise. I thought it would be interesting to take a glance at these top slot movies and to whom they belong. Apparently, they belong to respective stars of last decade or two.This list concludes nothing, just serves
as a reference to stir some thoughts.

Best Filmfare Films

1. Aamir Khan ( 7 Movies)

Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1989)
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1993)
Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1994)
Raja Hindustani (1997)
Lagaan (2002)
Rang De Basanti (2007)
Taare Zameen Par (2008)

2. Shah Rukh Khan (5 movies)

Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1996)
Dil To Pagal Hai (1998)
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1999)
Devdas (2003)
Veer-Zaara (2005)

3. Salman Khan (3 Movies)
Maine Pyar Kiya (1990)
Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (1995)
Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (2000)

4. Hrithik Roshan (3 Movies)
Kaho Naa Pyar Hai (2001)
Koi Mil Gaya (2004)
Jodha Akbar (2009)

The four stars gallop a total of 18 of last 20 Filmfare best film awards, with only Ghayal and Black being the exception. Isn't it a revelation!!!

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Filmfare Awards bestowed upon Amitabh Bachchan

The Filmfare Best Actor Award is given by Filmfare as part of its annual Filmfare Awards for Hindi (Bollywood) films, to recognise a male actor who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role. The award was first instituted in 1954.

Amitabh Bachchan Awards bestowed

Amitabh Bachchan have four wins in this category. In 1978 for film, Amar Akbar Anthony , in 1979 for Don, 1992 for Hum, and in 2006 for Black.

Dilip Kumar also holds the record for most consecutive wins from 1956 to 1958. Five other actors have won the award in consecutive years; in chronological order, they are Rajesh Khanna (1972-72),Sanjeev Kumar (1976-77), Amitabh Bachchan (1978-79), Naseeruddin Shah (1981-82) and Shahrukh Khan (1998-99).

Amitabh Bachchan holds the record for most Best Actor nominations, with 26, followed by Dilip Kumar and Shahrukh Khan, who have 19 and 18 nominations respectively.

Bachchan and Khan also hold the record for most number of Best Actor nominations in a single year, having been nominated thrice in 1979 and 2005 respectively.

Amitabh has won maximum 3 Filmfare Awards in Supporting Actor Male Category also. First,in 1972 for Aanand, 1974 for Namak Haraam and finally in 2001 for Mohabattein.

In 1990, he became the first recipient of Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2000, he won the Superstar of the Millennium.In 2001, Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance for Aks and in 2003

Filmfare Power Award also went to him.

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Monday, October 5, 2009

Awards won by legendary Lata Mangeshkar

Beginning early at age of 13, Lata Mangeshkar's career as a playback singer spans over six decades. Apart from singing for 982 Hindi films, she has also lent her voice to many films in regional languages. So, she holds the Guinness Book of World Record title for having made the most number of recordings in the world.With all modesty Mangeshkar herself stated that she does not keep a record of the number of songs recorded by her, and that she did not know from where Guinness Book editors got their information.

Awards won by legendary Lata Mangeshkar

She has been honoured with innumerable awards but the one that truly deserves a special mention is that she is the only second singer in the non-classical category in India to have received the Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award. She is also the fifth woman to receive the Bharat Ratna, after Indira Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Aruna Asaf Ali and M.S Subbalakshmi.

Several other awards and honors, including Padma Bhushan (1969), Padma Vibhushan (1999), Dada Saheb Phalke Award (1989), NTR National Award (1999), three National Film Awards, and 12 Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards has been bestowed on this magnanimous personality. It is interesting to note that from the year 1958 to 1966 no other female singer was able to get the Filmfare award. After 1969, she even made the unusual gesture of giving up Filmfare awards in favour of fresh talent.She was later awarded Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993.

In 1984, the State Government of Madhya Pradesh instituted the Lata Mangeshkar Award in honor of Lata Mangeshkar. The State Government of Maharashtra followed suit in 1992.

Further, Lataji brought in many constructive changes in Hindi film music which proved to be extremely beneficial for singers in the long run. She is the first singer to introduce the royalty system for singers in the industry. In fact, she is the one who insisted that the singer's name should be published with the songs instead of actors.

Her revolutionary ideas irked many bigwigs who tried to stop her, but she stayed firm. For instance she stopped singing with legendary singer Mohammed Rafi and even refused to sing for SD Burman, apart from other legendary composers from 1957 to 62, because her demand for royalty was not met.

Even today, her voice continues to be the most preferred one. Hope to hear more songs from Lataji that will remain in our minds forever.

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