Nokia 15th Annual Star Screen awards results

January 17, 2009 by  
Filed under News

The results of the Nokia 15th Annual Star Screen awards managed to surprise many people. Aamir Khan’s Ghajini did not bag any big award except the best debutant by Asin Thottumkal. This got huge criticism on all quarters in Bollywood and most people thought that Aamir Khan should have won the best actor award for his awesome performance in Ghajini. The following are the results of the star screen awards 2009.

Best Film
Jodhaa Akbar

Best Director
Ashutosh Gowariker – Jodhaa Akbar
Neeraj Pandey – A Wednesday!

Best Actor (Male)
Hrithik Roshan – Jodhaa Akbar

Best Actor (Female)
Priyanka Chopra – Fashion

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)
Arjun Rampal – Rock On!!

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)
Shahana Goswami – Rock On!!

Best Actor in a Negative Role (Male/Female)
Akshaye Khanna – Race

Best Actor in a Comic Role (Male/Female)
Tusshar Kapoor – Golmaal Returns

Best Background Music
A. R. Rahman – Jodhaa Akbar

Best Music
A. R. Rahman – Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na

Best Playback Singer (Male)
KK – Khuda Jaane (Bachna Ae Haseeno)

Best Playback Singer (Female)
Shilpa Rao – Khuda Jaane (Bachna Ae Haseeno)

Best Lyrics
Anvita Dutt Guptan – Khuda Jaane (Bachna Ae Haseeno)

Most Promising Newcomer (Male)
Farhan Akhtar – Rock On!!

Most Promising Newcomer (Female)
Asin Thottumkal – Ghajini

Best Story
Neeraj Pandey – A Wednesday!

Best Screenplay
Shiraz Ahmed – Race

Best Editing
Rock On!!

Best Art Direction
Rock On!!

Best Cinematography
Rock On!!

Best Popular Actor Award
Akshay Kumar – Singh Is Kinng

Best Popular Actress Award
Aishwarya Rai – Jodhaa Akbar

Best Animation Film
Roadside Romeo

Best Jodi
John Abraham – Abhishek Bachchan (Dostana)

Lifetime Achievement Award
Sanjay Khan

Ramnath Goenka Award
A Wednesday!

Golmaal Returns and Fashion light up box office on Diwali

December 26, 2008 by  
Filed under Box office

Golmaal Returns and Fashion were released on Diwali with a lot of expectations as there were no big crackers in the box office for sometime. And Diwali week is always regarded as a very good week to release movies as there has been good business on Diwali throughout the years. This time India is going through economic strains and so filmmakers and distributors were worried if movies would do good business inspite of the economic situation.

This year the box office has again responded well this Diwali. Both Golmaal Returns and Fashion opened with 80-90% occupancy in the first two days. While the distributors has revealed that Golmaal Returns grossed over Rs 11 crore in the first day itself and Fashion earned 7 crore. The best part is that Golmaal Returns and Fashion are targetted at different audience groups and so will not be affecting each others business. Golmaal is already a sure shot hit and might be even a superhit if it sustains in the second week. Fashion is doing well in multiplex audiences in the metros and it is picking up very good after a slow start. It seems Diwali 2008 might even be better than Diwali 2007 in terms of box office collections although there are no huge films like Om Shanti Om and Sawariya like 2007.

Golmaal Returns and Fashion light up box office on Diwali