Feb 28, 2007

Their Filmfares

7 comments:

George said...

Unless age has caught up with my memory banks, Rajnigandha goes down in the record books as the only film that won both the popular award and the critic's award for "Best Film"; now they're gunning for a patent on a "maximum satisfied recipient set" algorithm.

Ramanand said...

"a patent on a 'maximum satisfied recipient set" algorithm'"
- make that "a patent on a 'same recipients satisfied maximally set' algorithm"

Cogito said...

well said. Gone are the days of excellence of Filmfare awards. Its a mere " SRK-Bachchan" extended family award today.

Abhishek said...

hey but i think you missed the point here. As much as I hate the Times, they're not wrong in saying the Oscars are not "democratic" enough. To be democratic of course means involving a lot of people.

If they're thereby insinuating that they're therefore not good, of course they are back to old crap.

Ramanand said...

abhishek: the academy is fairly big, about 5K members I think. Now yes, that's not a fair representation of the film-viewing population. But I wonder how much more democratic it should get to be satisfactory. Perhaps they should double the academy voters by randomly selecting members of the public. What the academy guys also do is to try and get the members to watch as many of the nominated films as possible. It is impractical to expect them to be seeing all and being fair, but this is surely better than the lay population here which is highly unlikely to spend megabucks - with ticket prices being what they are - on all "good" movies. The Dhoom-2s of the world will benefit at the expense of Khosla ka Ghosla or Black Friday. Hopefully people will watch the latter on TV screens - but that experience isn't always the same. Ultimately, it's a question of what you want to reward. You can term it Most Popular Actor and Actress, and leave the "Bests" to a slightly more discerning audience, even if it sounds elitist. But we live in times where even the National Awards have gone proudly populist.

Zero said...

George, Black, too, seems to have won the "Best Film" award in both the categories.

arshat.chaudhary said...

Infact all top 4 categories (best film,director,actor,actress)were won by Black!