Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar wins big at the FICCI FRAMES excellence awards

link to Ficci Frames:   about.htm



I don’t understand a word, but I am posting the clip for those lucky enough to know Hindi.  I am listening cuz  there are bits of Hinglish that allow glimpses into the nature of the conversation.  and underneath a kind soul translated the essence:  Story is everything.  What the filmmaker makes of it determines success or failure of a film.

– which is only partly true, because if you think, for example, of Swades,  perhaps Srk’s best movie, the script is good, the music fantastic, the cinematography is wonderful. So why did it flop? I know tons of people who LOVED that movie…

But let’s come back to Rockstar, Ranbir Kapoor and Imtiaz Ali. It’s Ranbir’s most complex role up to date and he did a phenomenal job. P H E N O M E N A L.  I loved the story too. It sounds like such a cliche that great music or art for that matter should be the substrate extracted from sufferings, we don’t want to accept it but most often it has been proven true.

We have to have experienced the bottom, the abyss, to create something that touches the soul of others . We see it in artists that once the great success comes in the art suffers. Too good of a place is the kiss of death for the creative mind, who becomes too complacent, almost. too saturated.

I am going to be killed for it, but I am going to say it anyway. It’s not even a matter of compassion, love for others.  very often the great artists are intensely narcissistic and they can create greatness by just feeling sorry for themselves, but the suffering has to be there.  I found this to be true and so this movie Rockstar resonated with me

Ranbir’s performance was powerful, though a little uneven in places.. like in the beginning of the movie, where he appears a bit too dopey and naive… Nargis Fakhri was criticized mercilessly and sometimes I think unjustly. The role should have been given to somebody more experienced maybe, it was a gamble. I still liked her in this role.

Writer/Director Imtiaz Ali is so incredibly versatile, so gifted.  I am delighted for him receiving the award for Best Director!! Deserved!
These awards were wisely distributed. Rahman wrote beautiful songs for Rockstar.  Best film for Zindagi, my favorite movie last year. Not to mention Vidya Balan whose performances are just explosive. She starts looking like one of these mighty ancient Greek or Roman goddesses to me.

Mumbai: Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Rockstar’ emerged a big winner scooping four awards, including best actor for Ranbir Kapoor, at the 2012 FICCI FRAMES Excellence Awards.

The film, which chronicles the story of an aspiring singer, walked away with the trophy of best director for Imtiaz Ali, best music director for A.R. Rahman and best singer (male) for Mohit Chauhan. Vidya Balan received the best actor (female) award for ‘The Dirty Picture’.

The best film award went to ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’. Directed by Zoya Akhtar, the movie featured Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar and Abhay Deol.

Meet the winners of the 57th Filmfare Awards

“The best debut male and female awards went to Vidyut Jamwal for ‘Force’ and Parineeti Chopra for ‘Ladies v/s Ricky Behl’, respectively, while Abhinay Deo was adjudged best debut director for ‘Delhi Belly’.

Usha Uthup and Rekha Bhardwaj jointly received the award for best singer (female) for the film ‘7 Khoon Maaf’.

Hosted by Mandira Bedi, the awards, presented by UTV Stars, featured performances by Usha Uthup and rocker Papon.

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was honoured with the award for maximum impact made by a personality.

The awards ceremony, held Friday night, was the concluding event of the three-day annual FICCI FRAMES conclave.

“When it comes to entertainment, India is reaching new heights with each passing year due to the efforts and passion of a set of people who are its driving force,” filmmaker Karan Johar, co-chairman, FICCI Entertainment Committee, said in a statement.

“With the FICCI Frames Excellence Awards, we hope to honour the best across the different media platforms. We hope the awards inspire all to excel,” he added.

The awards ceremony will be aired on UTV Stars at a later date.”





2 thoughts on “Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar wins big at the FICCI FRAMES excellence awards

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    • thank you so much.Lately I’ve been insanely busy and had no time to write which resulted in a case of acute blog-neglect-itis.. I hope my schedule eases up again so I can spend time with my favorite pastime, Bollywood movies and reading up on my favorite stars :-)

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