Filmmakers are no longer afraid of IPL!!

Sounds strange, right? You might have seen Bollywood all over the IPL Opening Ceremony, so why are we talking about Filmmakers vs IPL? Well, IPL started from Wednesday April 4 and runs till May 27 – With nine teams and 76 games across 12 locations. So will Bollywood manage to get attention of the audience during this period? Well only time will say who wins this Summer Slam?

From the last few seasons of IPL, Bollywood has really a tough time in the summers. Considering IPL as a threat, filmmakers had either postponed/preponed their films or preferred not to release in that period. Not only small films even the big budgeted or the big star cast or the heavily anticipated films opted to stay away from IPL. However the scene is not same any more. 2012 will see maximum releases in these 2 months.

Following is the list of movies that are all set to catch your attention and might make you skip some of the IPL Action:

– Sajid Nadiadwala’s ‘Housefull2‘ (April 6)

– Actor John Abraham’s maiden home production ‘Vicky Donor‘ (April 20)

– Viacom 18 Motion Pictures’ ‘Bittoo Boss‘ (April 20)

– Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s ‘Ferrai Ki Sawari‘ (April 27)

– Priyadarshan’s action-thriller ‘Tezz‘ (April 27)

– Emraan Hashmi-starrer ‘Jannat 2‘ (May 4)

– Karisma Kapoor’s comeback film ‘Dangerous Ishq‘ (May 11)

– Yash Raj Films ‘Ishaqzaade‘ (May 18)

– And finally Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Department‘ (May 18)

Here are some analysis of the movies that were released during the previous seasons of IPL :  

During the first three IPL seasons Bollywood was hit hard  and year 2008 saw the release of big films like Tashan, Bhoothnath and Jannat . However Jannat was the only movie that was successful. And in 2009 Bollywood did not have any big releases. But in 2010 there were enough releases but it was only Balaji Motion Pictures Love Sex Aur Dhokha (LSD) that emerged successful.  However, the fourth season of IPL and year 2011 saw a turnaround for Bollywood. The filmmakers dared to take on IPL and films like F.A.L.T.U, Dum Marro Dum, Shor in the City,  Ragini MMS,  Haunted 3D did some good business.

So who will be the real winner? Are filmmakers now ready to overcome the fear of IPL? Or will IPL 5 make a dent at the Box Office? In short it’s a double Dhamaka during the summer vacation season for all. Do let us know your views about this unique competition.

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Are you ready for the 57th FilmFare Awards 2012!!

Oh yes, the biggest and arguably the best Award Show that Indian Cinema has ever witnessed….Till date. And it is all set to knock on your Television sets soon. The Filmfare Awards are presented annually by The Times Group and is one of the oldest and most prominent film events given for Hindi films in India.

The honour is been given to both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in the Hindi language film industry of India. The Filmfare Awards have been often referred to as Hindi film industry’s equivalent to the Oscars. (Well it’s a debatable topic, let’s not get into it) 😉 I know you must be eagerly waiting to find out the nominations for this year’s FilmFare Awards, but before that let me take this opportunity to share some interesting facts about these awards.

Did you know:

– Dilip Kumar, Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan have won 8 awards each till date(Best Actor + Best Supporting Actor)

– Surprisingly, the biggest blockbuster hit in the history of Bollywood – Sholay, won only one Filmfare Award in 1975 and that too for Best Editing.

– ‘Do Bigha Zameen’ was the first movie to win ‘Filmfare Award For Best Film’.

– In the 25th year of Filmfare Award ceremony, the statue was made of silver, while in the 50th year of its celebration, gold status were given.

– Filmfare Award was initially named ‘Clare Awards’, after the ‘Times of India’ film critic – Clare Mendonca.

– In 1969, Sunil Dutt organized a party for Dilip Kumar, when the latter beat him for ‘Filmfare Best Actor Award’. This started the trend of post-award parties in Bollywood.

– In 2006, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie ‘Black’ won 11 Filmfare awards, the most awards won by a movie in the history of Filmfare Awards, till date.

So are you finally ready to find out the Nominations!!!!! Here you go ………

Filmfare Award 2011 for Best Actor.  This will be surely be one of the most toughest category, with such amazing actors in the race.

  • Ajay Devgan – Singham /  Amitabh Bachchan – Aarakshan / Hrithik Roshan – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara / Ranbir Kapoor – Rockstar / Salman Khan – Bodyguard / Shahrukh Khan – Don2

Filmfare Award 2011 for Best Actress.  

  • Katrina Kaif – Mere Brother Ki Dulhan / Mahie Gill – Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster / Priyanka Chopra – 7 Khoon Maaf / Vidya Balan – No One Killed Jessica / Vidya Balan – The Dirty Picture

Filmfare Award 2011 for Best Film

  • Delhi Belly / Don 2 / No One Killed Jessica / Rockstar / The Dirty Picture / Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Filmfare Award 2011 for Best Director

  • Abhinay Deo – Delhi Belly / Farhan Akhtar – Don2 / Imtiyaz Ali – Rockstar / Milan Luthria – The Dirty Picture / Raj Kumar Gupta – No One Killed Jessica / Zoya Akhtar – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Filmfare Award 2011 for Best Actor In A Supporting Role

  • Abhay Deol – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara / Farhan Akhtar – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara / Naseeruddin Shah – The Dirty Picture / Pitobash Tripathy – Shor In The City / Vir Das – Delhi Belly

Filmfare Award 2011 for Best Actress In A Supporting Role

  • Juhi Chawla – IAM / Kalki Koechlin – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara / Parineeti Chopra – Ladies vs Ricky Bahl / Rani Mukherji – No One Killed Jessica / Swara Bhaskar – Tanu Weds Manu

Filmfare Award 2011 for Best Music Director – So who will win this award… who will you bet on !!!!!

  • A.R.Rahman – Rockstar / Ram Sampat – Delhi Belly / Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara / Sohail Sen – Mere Brother Ki Dulhan / Vishal-Shekhar – Ra.One

Filmfare Award 2011 for Best Lyrics ( I am Surprised to see Chammak challo in this list.. Are you???  )

  • Gulzar – Darling – (7 Khoon Maaf) / Irshad Kamil – Nadaan parindey – (Rockstar) / Irshad Kamil – Sadda haq – (Rockstar) / Javed Akhtar – Senorita – (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara) / Vishal Dadlani and Niranjan Iyengar – Chammak challo – (RA.One)

Filmfare Award 2011 for Best Playback Singer (Male)

  • Akon and Vishal Dadlani – Chammak challo (RA.One) / Mohit Chauhan – Jo bhi mein (Rockstar) / Mohit Chauhan – Sadda haq (Rockstar) / Rahat Fateh Ali Khan – Teri Meri (Bodyguard) / Shafqat Amanat Ali – Dildaara (RA.One)

Filmfare Award 2011 for Best Playback Singer (Female)

  • Alyssa Mendonsa – Khwabon ke parindey (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara) / Harshdeep Kaur – Katiya karu (Rockstar) / Rekha Bhardwaj & Usha Uthup Darling (7 Khoon Maaf) / Shreya Ghoshal – Teri Meri (Bodyguard) / Shreya Ghoshal – Saibo (Shor In The City)

So are you ready….. Oh did I mention that Shahrukh Khan and Ranbir Kapoor will be hosting the show this year……. So get glued to the television on 29th January on Sony Television and watch your favorite stars dazzle the screen. Do let us know about your favourite moments during the award ceremony. It’s always good to know your views. Happy Viewing.