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Filmfare Awards gives Lunchbox a miss.

Bollywood’s very own Oscars the Filmfare, is right around the corner, and buzz regarding hosts and the nominees has already been generated. 2013 has been a very special year in terms of the diverse cinematic experiences that the audiences were exposed to, although some of the run of the mill and the usual high on glamour and low on content films continued to be churned out.

I was sad to see that the movie “Lunch Box” was completely ignored except for Nawazuddin Siddqui’s very well deserved nomination for the best supporting actor. I would have very much liked to see Irfan Khan nominated in the best actor’s category and the movie should have been nominated as well.

I honestly did not appreciate the movie “Chennai Express” and was surprised to see it being nominated in most of the important categories. I strongly believe that instead, Vikramaditya Motwane’s “Lootera” which was not only critically acclaimed but was also appreciated by the audiences alike should have been nominated. As one of the most “well recognized” and “prestigious” award shows, the nominations could have included a lot more deserving and talented individuals’ works. But it is widely believed that Filmfare only recognises mainstream masala fare. It also happens to get the actors to come and perform, while they also conveniently get awards.

All is not lost, I was happy to see Abhishek K apoor’s “Kai po Che” being nominated(best director) and the film’s actor Rajkumar (who played Govind)gaining a nomination in the best supporting actor category and Dhanush’s nomination was a pleasant surprise as well; as was Pankaj Kapoor’s nomination for Matru ki Bijlee ka mandola. I definitely think Akshay Kumar starrer “ Special 26” was a better film in terms acting and storyline than Chennai Express.

So here’s hoping the best men and women take home the new digital black lady, and all of us enjoy a fun and generally well scripted award ceremony celebrating Hindi movies!!

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