A Letter To Some Stupid People Who Create Award Functions

To these stupid people who create unnecessary award functions to insult the art of filmmaking,

Stardust Awards 2014: List of some truly ‘deserving’ winners (Pun Intended):
Star of the year (Male): Shah Rukh Khan
Star of the year (Female): Deepika Padukone
Best film: Happy New Year
Dream director: Farah Khan (Happy New Year)
Film of the year: Gauri Khan (Happy New Year)
Breakthrough performance in supporting role (Male): Siddharth Shukla (Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania)
Best supporting actor: Govinda (Kill Dil|)
Best actor in a negative role: Sonu Sood (Entertainment)
Best Actor for Thriller/Action: Shah Rukh Khan (for Happy New Year)
Best playback singer (Male): Yo! Yo! Honey Singh
Best music: Yaariyan

We don’t have award functions over here, we have an auction in the name of awards. Why cheat the industry you’re in? Why fool the people who make you what you really are? Why insult cinema just for the sake of money? Agreed, Shah Rukh Khan is one of the biggest superstars we have, but it is high time we realise that over-the-top masala films DON’T deserve any awards. The only thing that’s good about them to a certain extent-The music, cinematography and marketing!
Why fuck with the people who contribute so much to cinema and mesmerise the audience with their work? Deepika Padukone deserved every damn award last year, but for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani or probably Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela, she got it for Chennai Express and this year again, for Happy New Year? I mean, seriously? When quite clearly this year it was Kangana Ranaut who stole the hearts of a billion people, be it critics or the audience.
Ok, if she’s not a ‘star’ according to you, then Alia Bhatt deserved every bit of this award, after Kangana. I know you wouldn’t have rewarded her for Highway, which was probably the best performance by a female in a long-long time, but she did have huge commercial hits like 2 States and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania in her kitty and those films worked because of her. Then why diss her like that? And Shah Rukh for Happy New Year? Abhishek Bachchan had more screen space in that film and was the only one who was bearable, lol. Shahid Kapoor is a star and undoubtedly, he deserved all the awards this year. Be it-Critics Choice or Audience. Dream director-Farah Khan? She knows shit about filmmaking and on the contrary, she’s a nightmare for aspiring filmmakers like me. This award was Vishal Bhardwaj’s or even Imtiaz Ali. Yes, we ENVY them!

If Happy New Year was the best film of 2014, then what about Queen, Haider, Highway and Aankhon Dekhi? No words, seriously.
Breakthrough performance in a supporting role male-Siddharth Shukla, just because he worked for Colors? That man hardly had three scenes in the film, if this award was probably given to the guys who played Poplu and Shonty in Humpty Sharma, it still would have been believable.They deserved it more than him. I still don’t get the difference between breakthrough performance in a supporting role and best supporting actor, awards hain ya prasad?

Govinda is one of the best actors we’ve had but rewarding him for Kill Dill/Happy Ending really made no sense. He was ignored when he did brilliant films, but when he does a below average film, you tend to acknowledge him. Strange!
The funniest one-Sonu Sood, best villain for Entertainment? I rest my case.
Best actor in an action/thriller film, Shah Rukh Khan, again-Why? Just why?
Wonder why wasn’t Siddharth Malhotra considered.
THE WEIRDEST ONE- YOYO HONEY SINGH? Best singer? Did he cum on your face to get this award? Stupidly ignored this magician called Arijit Singh or even Mohammed Irfan or Ankit Tiwari? And Yaariyan’s music was better than 2 States, Ek Villain and Queen? Really? Hats off.

Quite smartly, to make up for the deserving candidates, these people created various small categories which to be honest didn’t even get much attention, to acknowledge people like Shahid Kapoor, Randeep Hooda, Alia Bhatt, Kangana Ranaut, Tabu, Vikas Bahl and Huma Qureshi. It’s really shameful. Corruption everywhere, money minded people everywhere.

Creative people can never get the respect they deserve, especially in this country. National Awards, please come soon.

-A frustrated aspiring filmmaker and a film enthusiast.

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