The flavour of Kolkata

The flavour of Kolkata
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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Interesting array of nominations

This year's nominations of Anandalok Purashkar- the father of all film awards in this part of the globe are, honestly speaking, unintentionally funny. Here is why so.

1. Autograph has got a Best Actor nomination (Prosenjit) and one in Best Music Director (Debajyoti Mishra), but it hasn't been nominated in Best Film or Srijit Mukherjee (Director of Autograph) as Best Director!! And what are the deserving nominations in these two categories- Best Film and Best Director? Well, Le Chhakka, Byomkesh Bakshi, and ...hold your breath....Wanted and Josh in Best Film and Raj Chakraborty (Le Chhakka), Ravi Kinnagi (for Wanted, but not Josh), Anjan Dutt (Byomkesh Bakshi) and Rajib Kumar (Amanush) in Best Film. Wow!

2. Dui Prithibi has not got a single nomination, despite having been released on the same day as Autograph!

3. Indraneil Sengupta was overlooked in the Best Actor nomination, despite his sterling performance in Autograph. The nominees are Prosenjit (Autograph), Jeet (Wanted), Dev (Le Chhakka), Soham (Prem Amaar) and Abir Chatterjee (Byomkesh Bakshi). Has he been nominated in Best Supporting Actor instead?

1 comment:

  1. I must laud you for pointing out the disparaging and disgusting misses in the nominations. You are absolutely correct in noting the strange obliviousness on the part of the people concerned when it comes to recognizing quality work in Bangla cinema, it speaks a lot about the ills that lurk in the Bangla film industry, alas! When shall we grow up? When shall we act responsibly for the general good (of cinema)? More transparency is the need of the hour to acknowledge the men and women who have been pushing the frontiers to deliver good work, both on-screen and off-screen.


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