Bollywood people love to do shows, especially award shows. There are so many out there that felicitates the best (supposedly) of the industry, despite the fact that most of the films & performances that are churned out, are plain mediocre & predictable.
But in the last few years, a few award shows have sprung up that celebrates the ‘WORST’ of Bollywood, with as much zeal (happens in Hollywood too, for example, the Razzies mock the Hollywood duds).
And here’s what/how these award shows are named…The Golden Kela Awards, The Ghantas, and more recently The Royal Turds (AIB Guys).
Ghanta Awards is back for the 5th consecutive year to celebrate the ‘Ghantas’ (lesser than good) of the industry. The winners (actually the biggest losers) will be decided by a panel of witty and distinguished judges along with an exciting online voting system. The award night unfolds on March 8, 2015.
Event: Ghanta Awards 2015
Venue: JW Marriot, Juhu, Mumbai
Date: Sunday, 8th March 2015
Time: 8 pm onwards
Here are the GHANTA AWARDS 2015 NOMINATIONS (agree with the nominations listed here…more or less).
1. Worst Film
Action Jackson, Humshakals, Kick (One of these Ghantas still managed to make close to 250 crores)
2. Worst Director
Farah Khan: HNY, Sajid Khan: Humshakals, Anant Mahadevan: The Xpose (I think Humshakal was the biggest ‘Ghanta’)
3. Worst Actor
Ajay Devgn in Action Jackson, Saif/Ram/Riteish in Humshakals, Akshay in It’s Entertainment (Saif/Ram/Riteish of-course)
4. Worst Actress
Bipasha: Creature 3D/Humshakals, Sonakshi Sinha: Holiday/Action Jackson, Sunny Leone in Ragini MMS 2 (In ‘Creature’, was Bipasha the Heroine or the actual creature?)
5. Worst Song
“Photocopy” from Jai Ho, “Icecream Khaungi” from The Xposé, “Callertune” from Humshakals (I am sure they recorded the ‘Photocopy’ song when Salim Khan, Salman’s dad, was not around)
6. Worst Debut
Shekhar Suman in Heartless (as Director), Mannara in Zid, Mika & Shaan in Balwinder Singh Famous Ho Gaya (These guys will again have to make their debut)
7. WTF Was That!
SRK learning to dance from a bar dancer in Happy New Year, Jackie Bhagnani ‘inheriting’ the PMship in Youngistaan, Ajay Devgn’s genitals being a good luck charm in Action Jackson (Jackie Bhagnani becomes PM…Ghanta)
8. Anything But Sexy
Sonakshi Boxing/Playing Rugby in Holiday, Randeep Hooda & Nandana Sen having sex in paint in Rang Rasiya, Deepika Padukone animated in Kochadaiyyaan (They should have shown Deepika Padukone’s cleavage in Kochadaiyyaan, probably could have got more eyeballs)
9. Most Controversial Controversy
TOI’s Deepika Cleavagegate, Ridiculous demands to ban PK, Ali Zafar insulting Afridi in Total Siyappa (Being a bit serious here…demanding a ban on OK was ridiculous)
10. Worst Couple
Ajay Devgn/Sonakshi/Yami/Manasvi in Action Jackson, Arjun & Ranveer in Gunday, Akshay Kumar & a Golden Retriever in It’s Entertainment (I liked only the Golden Retriever)
11. Worst Miscasting
Priyanka Chopra as Mary Kom, Alia Bhat & Arjun Kapoor as MBA’s in 2 States, Sonam Kapoor as a Physiotherapist in Khoobsurat (Arjun Kapoor has not even passed 12th and all the jokes around intelligence are on Alia Bhat…I’m sure even after doing the movie, Arjun Kapoor & Alia Bhatt will not know the full form of MBA)
12. Worst Brand Endorsement
Shreyas Talpade for Red Bus, Hrithik & Sonam for Oppo Mobile, Viveik Oberoi for Swacch Bharat Campaign (Chaiwala of India can become PM, probably Viveik is on his way to becoming a Chaiwala)
13. Worst Supporting Role
Suniel Shetty and a tank in Jai Ho!, Everyone (Except SRK) in Happy New Year, KRK in Ek Villain (Oh, so Bollywood still gives role to KRK?)
14. Shit Nobody Saw
Sholay 3D, Ungli, Dhishikiyaoon (No comments, because even I didn’t see)
This year, Ghanta awards are making it even bigger by taking the show Nationally to five cities and to the US and UAE that amasses a huge Bollywood fan following. So get ready to laugh like never before as you watch the night fill with fun, chuckles and satirical entertainment.
If you’ve seen the movies that were nominated for the Oscars recently, you would be amazed at the overall quality of the movies, and their efforts to take ‘Cinema’ a notch higher. Compared to those Hollywood movies, most of the movies/performances that gets dished out from Bollywood surely makes one utter the word ‘Ghanta’.