There were some nice perfomances by Amrita Rao, Bipsha Basu, Rani Mukherji, and my favorite Hrithik Roshan. But guess who the scene stealer was? The one and only SRIDEVI. It was such a delight to see her recreate the 80s and dance to her hit numbers. Wow! She still rocks!
The lifetime achievement awards went to Javed Akhtar and Jaya Bachchan. Rightly deserved, I must say! Listening to Javed Akhtar's thank you speech made me spellbound. He is such a fine orater. Such a powerful orater, a true master of words. Filmfare then thought, we can only honor two people with achievement awards for lifetime; so why not give our own Yash Chopra a power award. Duh! Get over it people.
I expected entertainment and appreciation for good work. I think the cinegoers in India would have expected the same. To the contrary, the filmfare award function just turned out to be like a "family get together". The most coveted and prestigious awards were distributed only to the Chopras, Kapoors, Khans, and Bachchans. I was utterly disappointed to not see any nominations for some finest films this year. To name a few Dor, Being Cyrus, and Khosla ka Ghosla were the neglected ones. I truely believe that these films were different and deserved acclaim. If not the award itself, at least a nomination would have done some justice.
Kuch Khatta Kuch Meetha (Sweet and Sour)...That was this year's Filmfare Awards. Or rather Film-Un-Fair awards!