Bollywood Recap: National Film Awards, Cannes Escapades, IIFA Announcement, The week's Releases

Dhruvi Shah , 24 May 2011
Dabangg
Dabangg
Ishqiya
Ishqiya, Rekha Bhardwaj and Vishal Bhardwaj, Amul's take on Ibn-E-Batuta
Do Dooni Char
Do Dooni Chaar

The 58th National Film Awards for 2010 were announced on 19th May.

Our favourite Dabangg won the award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. The award is a Swarna Kamal and cash prize of 2,00,000rs. Producers Arbaaz Khan, Malaika Arora Khan & Dhilin Mehta and director Abhinav Singh Kashyap are recognized as recipients of the honour. However, the lead pair of Salman Khan and debutante Sonakshi Sinha will forever hold the privilege of being associated with a national award winning film that is also the biggest commercial blockbuster.

The Khan family wasn’t the only one ruling the roost at the National Awards. Husband and wife Vishal and Rekha Bhardwaj won Best Music Direction and Best Female Playback Singer for Ishqiya respectively. The award is a Rajat Kamal and cash prize of Rs 50,000 each. Ishqiya also bagged the award for Best Audiography, therefore Kaamod Kharade (Location Sound Recordist) and Debajit Changmai (Re-recordist) won Rajat Kamals too.

Do Dooni Chaar hit the jackpot with the award for Best Hindi Film. Produced by Arindam Chaudhuri and directed by Habib Faisal, the film’s lead pair are the endearing real life couple Rishi and Neetu Kapoor. The award is a Rajat Kamal and cash prize of Rs 1,00,000.

It was a good day for Bollywood families at the 58th National Film Awards. :)

Leaving Home
Leaving Home

Leaving Home, produced and directed by Jaideep Varma won a Rajat Kamal and cash prize of Rs 50,000 for Best Arts and Culture Film. Read MissMalini.com’s indie music reporter Neysa’s report on the win and the band’s reaction.

Bollywood @ Cannes

Heroine at Cannes
Heroine unveiled at Cannes with Madhur Bhandarkar, Aishwarya Rai and Ronnie Screwvala
Minissha Lamba at Cannes and after | Photo: thebollywoodcelebs.blogspot.com, @htTweets
Minissha Lamba at Cannes and after | Photo: thebollywoodcelebs.blogspot.com, @htTweets

Aishwarya Rai celebrated her decade long affair with Cannes. Of course, the point was truly made with the announcement of her next film aptly titled ‘Heroine‘. With the documentary Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told, we not only showed Cannes our world on celluloid but also partied filmy ishtyle on the red carpet. Saif Ali Khan and Sonam Kapoor made their presence felt at Cannes as brand ambassadors. Sonam made heads turn despite being unidentified by Reuters. Minissha Lamba, on the other hand, created a stir on her return from Cannes as she was detained at Mumbai airport for carrying undeclared jewellery.

IIFA

Priyanka Chopra, Bobby Deol, Dharmendra with their Floriana tiles for the IIFA Wall of Fame
Priyanka Chopra, Bobby Deol, Dharmendra with their Floriana tiles for the IIFA Wall of Fame

Speaking of awards and foreign waters, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) held a press conference attended by Priyanka Chopra, Dharmendra, Bobby Deol, Riteish Deshmukh, and others to announce the IIFA Weekend and Awards from the 23rd to 25th of June.

Films This Week

Pyaar Ka Punchnama, 404 and Kashmakash released on Friday, 20th May 2011. Pyaar Ka Punchnama is a bro flick that I would rate 3/5. In addition to an amazing monologue, it has quite a few laughs and the novelty of an underexposed genre for Bollywood. 404 is a psycho thriller that I would rate 3.5/5. It engages your mind, keeps you guessing till the end and showcases strong performances. Kashmakash is actually the dubbed Hindi version of Bengali film Nauka Dubi, directed by Rituparno Ghosh, based on Rabindranath Tagore‘s story.

That was the major news from Bollywood in the week gone by. For the daily dish, you already follow MissMalini.com
Until then, stay filmy folks. xoxo

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