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India’s Razzies poke fun at ‘indulgent’ Bollywood

Discussion in 'Don 2' started by phul, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. phul

    phul SRK my heart my soul

    India’s Razzies poke fun at ‘indulgent’ Bollywood
    Reuters /Mumbai

    Shahrukh Khan

    Bollywood stars better watch out. Movie fans in India are handing out their own version of the Razzies, the annual Oscars spoof that spotlights Hollywood’s worst performances.

    The second Bell Awards and the fourth Golden Banana awards are doing the rounds of social media networks, with fans voting in various categories for the worst films of 2011.

    The rise of what is known as the “multiplex audience”, urban viewers who have a taste for edgier cinema and the spending power to watch it, has meant that Bollywood is exploring newer storylines and bolder themes.

    But Indian actors and film-makers continuing with stale family melodramas and bad scripts risk being pilloried by urban audiences exposed to top-notch Hollywood films who now expect the same standards in India.

    This year, there are also awards, for “indulgent film-makers”.

    “These are typically personal stories that do not cater to mass sensibilities,” says Karan Anshuman, film critic and co-founder of the Bell awards.

    “Here, films are inspired by the grammar of world cinema and not so much Bollywood,” says Anshuman.
    “And while this is an encouraging step towards making available different cinemas to an audience, more often than not the movies are ineptly made and just plain bad and silly.”

    With categories like ‘Most Atrocious lyrics’ and ‘Worst Rip-Off’, fans can take potshots at the worst of
    Bollywood cinema from the past year.
    Big-ticket stars Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan have been nominated in the worst actor categories while Shahrukh Khan caper Don 2 has been nominated in the ‘Worst Rip-Off’ category for imitating “every Hollywood action film”.

    The response from the online community has been encouraging. A day after voting began, more than a thousand users had cast their votes. More than 300,000 people cast their votes for The Golden Banana last year.

    Organisers aren’t counting on the same support from the Indian film industry.

    “Bollywood isn’t really known for laughing at itself and frankly has zero sense of humour,” says Anshuman.
    Organisers of the awards, which last year awarded the Worst Actor award to Shahrukh Khan, say no Bollywood star or film-maker shows up to claim their prizes.

    While The Bell awards will be announced in February in Mumbai, the Golden Banana award ceremony will be held in New Delhi in March.
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  2. phul

    phul SRK my heart my soul

    Salman , Shah Rukh nominated for Ghanta awards

    Agencies | Jan 28, 2012, 03.32PM IST
    Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Anurag Kashyap are among the nominees for this year's Ghanta and Golden Kela Awards, which are India's version of the the Razzies.
    Salman and Shah Rukh have been nominated in the worst actor categories at The Ghantas while "Don 2" has been nominated in the "Worst Rip-Off" category for imitating "every Hollywood action film". Anurag Kashyap tweeted he would collect his Ghanta award in person if his film, "That Girl in Yellow Boots", wins in the "Holier-than-thou" films category.
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  3. Alenka

    Alenka Well-Known Member

    Again I want to become known someone's account.... Something new.... And even people in appointments same as others won't draw attention even if they have shot the most bad films on a planet))))),

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