10 Confessions About The Filmfares Last Night!

February 18, 2013
The Filmfares! (photo courtesy | filmfare.com)

The Filmfares! (photo courtesy | filmfare.com)

Confession: I love Bollywood award functions. Say what you will about the actual awards, but sometimes I need three hours of mindless entertainment and since my Andaaz Apna Apna DVD has already worn thin, I turn to these functions for my fix. There’s also a certain predictability that comes with a Bollywood award function: You know Karan Johar is going to host a segment. You know Shah Rukh Khan is going to make a self-effacing joke. You know someone’s going to cheer a little louder (or cry a little harder, depending on the circumstances) when the cameras turn to them. So, of course, since the Filmfares were being telecast last night, I had to make special room in my Sunday to kick back and enjoy this – and these were the thoughts (however random) I brought back with me after the show.

Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra

Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra

1. It’s like the editors aren’t even trying anymore. So we’re shown a shot of Priyanka Chopra clapping and smiling, followed immediately by Sridevi doing the same – except that the seat next to Sridevi is empty and very clearly carries the name “Priyanka” on its reserved sign. It’s especially disconcerting when we’re shown Deepika Padukone‘s hearty laugh in the midst of something not-so-funny at all, and when we have to see Parineeti Chopra/Huma Qureshi do their same cheer multiple times.

But I guess since Amitabh Bachchan didn’t attend this ceremony, the editors had to make do with other things – after all, this time around they couldn’t keep showing Rekha and then immediately cutting to shots of AB senior.



2. Speaking of Rekha, her sindoor was glaringly obvious – so much so that even MissMalini‘s mom e-mailed us this morning, wondering aloud whether it was as an ode to her late husband or whether something new was happening. Personally, I believe it’s just Rekha being Rekha – she had mentioned in an interview some years ago that she thinks sindoor “suits her”. What do you think?

3. Also on the point of Rekha: Let’s try this radical new thing next year, where we ask her to give away an award that is not Best Actor/Actress. I think Vidya Balan has now taken enough blessings from her to last a lifetime.

Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan

4. Dear Varun Dhawan, why are we not dating yet? Let’s rectify this problem immediately, please.

5. I was a tad disappointed with Saif and SRK’s gags this year around – I mean I laughed as much as the next guy at the “Jab tak hai Salman” and “Ayushmann couldn’t come” jokes, but mostly it didn’t have the magic their post-Kal Ho Naa Ho hosting stints did. I think it’s because they’ve stopped being as irreverent in the hopes of not offending as much, and therefore are cracking the majority of jokes on themselves.

6. SRK’s Don ponytail is back. Why, God? Why?

Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh

7. So how amazing was Ranveer Singh‘s performance? I’m not even a fan, really, but his was easily the performance of the night for me – even though my Twitter feed is still blowing up with praises for Hrithik Roshan.

8. Why was Barfi! the trend-setting movie? What trend did this film start? It was definitely one of my favourite films of the year, but I didn’t understand this award.

9. Ranbir Kapoor‘s acceptance speech was amongst the best of Filmfare. Unexpected, but totally apt. :)

10. Why no Bachchans at the function this year? Especially since Aishwarya came out to promote them at one of their pre-event press conferences?

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  • http://www.missmalini.com MissMalini

    Brilliant Rashmi! Thanks for the shout out to my mom, she will be pleased (and perhaps stop suggesting other girlfriends for Varun eventually hahaha)

    PS. Ranveer Singh, you know I love you, but PLEASE tell me this look of yours was part of the performance before I give myself a heart attack. xoxo

  • Dishpa Gala

    Loved this post. Very well-written :)

  • wth

    SRK should chill the F down, he doesn’t have to steal everyone’s moments and have to insert himself in every acceptance speech.

    And what is with all his surgery, it is like an episode of celebrity plastic surgery nightmares

  • Rakshita

    Couldn’t agree more about the editing bit. Like really, they need to stop taking the viewers for granted. We’re not that stupid.
    One more pointer – Didn’t understand why Anushka got that award. She needs food (lots) more than anything.

  • Princess V

    lol Rakshita agreed with your Anuskha comment, i didn’t understand y she got that award and the yellow dress looked like a “dress hanging on a body skeleton hanger”.

    Rashmi amazing write-up. I still have to watch the awards so will loo out for the spoilers and the best performance

    And while we are the topic of Varun Dhawan, you shouldn’t forget my hottie Sidharth Malhotra

  • http://twitter.com/#!/tehrashminator Rashmi Daryanani

    Thanks, guys! :)

    Malini – I’m guessing it’s a look for Ram Leela, or at least I’m sincerely hoping so! ;)

    Princess V – Thank you! Let us know your thoughts once you’ve seen it? And yes, Sid is SO cute. :D

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