There used to be a time when Bollywood award functions were all about rewarding the deserving actors, movies and talents. However, in the recent times, they have lost their credibility and transparency. Now these award shows have been merely degraded to a platform for promoting commercial movies, star kids where actors like Suraj Pancholi are receiving awards for best debutant while movies like Masan, Neerja, Airlift and Aligarh are nowhere in the picture.
Finally, someone from the film industry has called out the jury and the organizers for the lack of transparency and favoritism. Yesterday, music composer Amaal Mallik posted shared a long FB post in which he has heavily criticized the jury and the organizers.
Read the full post here :
“I have not spoken about this, but I need to address the issue !!
A big thank you to the award functions that nominated me and a bigger thank you to the ones That didn’t….
I am nominated for my Albums Kapoor and Sons & Baaghi at the award shows which is an honor because Kapoor and Sons was a beautiful collaborative effort by Me Badshah, Tanishk Bagchi & Arko Pravo and the result is for all to see !
But if you nominate “Baaghi” that has had average music, only a SabTera ChamCham & till a point it was AgarTuHota that did decent, it’s unbelievable because a BaarBaarDekho & MSDhoni are bigger albums with 4 successful songs in each.
It is so funny & surprising that you go out of your way and give a star kid all the new comer awards for the best debut, for a performance no one even saw…..
Whereas a DiljitDosanjh who deserved that award for UdtaPunjab is nowhere !!
Sarabjit had RandeepHooda almost kill himself to bones, and play that character, and you nominate only AishwaryaRaiBachchan hahahahaha ! Why forget albums like Kahaani, Neerja by a new composer, Baar Baar Dekho , MSDhoni , Airlift ,Jugni and what about super albums like Fitoor & Banjo….MSDhoni makes it to the Oscars and it doesn’t even get considered as best film by the award functions…..
Neeraj Pandey not nominated for MSD, Raja Menon not nominated for Airlift, and no Akshay Kumar for Best Actor seriously?
Why don’t these honest to script yet commercially successful films and albums make it to the nominations list. A nomination is an acknowledgment of Good Work, well that’s what I know, but we are disregarding the contribution people have made to the year with their good music and good films, and great performances.
What happened to Aligarh & Airlift as films, Manoj Bajpayee was incredible and so was AkshayKumar.
When I won for Roy last year at almost every award function I was disappointed the most, that an album like “Badlapur” was not even considered, it was an album on par with “Roy”, if not better.
That year even Bajrangi,Bhaijaan was a great album, but Dilwale and Tamasha were considered better whereas there was so much musical Range PritamDa showed in BB.
Coming to folk Hindustani music, why not nominate PremRatan then, it was beautiful folkish melody, which works with rural India just like a Mirzya..By not nominating some one’s work is a mark of disrespect to that Individual. First things first to clear out “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” is by far the best music album by Pritam Da and Arijit is the best singer and Amitabh Bhattacharya is the best lyricist…..And I root for that album as it is the greatest album of the last 5 years.
But and a very big BUT !!!!
Why do you have a jury that is still working in the film industry, you need a non-biased jury, not people who are still part of the industry, who end up nominating themselves lol for their own music, their own productions and directorials…..
I am ashamed to be nominated for #Baaghi, and I know my director and producers might hate me for making this remark, but it was a very pathetically average album….I’m not crying about my self here, I should be happy I have 2 nominations almost everywhere this year but yes it’s funny !
Please do a survey and you will know only ADHM , Dangal & Sultan , Kapoor And Sons Baar Baar Dekho , Airlift & SanamRe till a point are the albums that the public has loved….
Please be fair and nominate #Dangal that was honest to script too and yet is a rage today and is topping charts. Out of respect for seniors you can’t just keep nominating them for stuff that hasn’t Even been appreciated or even heard by 90% of india….
That’s the funniest thing I’ve seen in long .Winning or Lose doesn’t matter the point is, After tremendous hit singles like JabTak , KaunTujhe , Besabriyaan , SabTera , BolDoNaZara , the award jury decided not to nominate Armaan Malik for his work.
Now coming to the final crux, this is me as a 3rd person who is seeing things happen, and I’m not speaking as a brother here.
The problem lies in the way people operate here, we all ball talk about welcoming youngsters with open arms and supporting them, well I think the rise of #ArmaanMalik as a voice has barely begun, and even if you try to duck youngsters like him, they will keep bouncing back and hitting charts…..
Not nominating Manoj Muntashir for his work in “MSD” & Kumar for “Airlift” and Rashmi Virag for “Bol Do Na Zara” is as unbelievable as it can get, Amitabh Bhattacharya will win and he deserves it too, but if you don’t nominate good work you aren’t even inspiring the deserving hard working people to deliver better….
Nominating music & albums that no one has ever heard, that’s crazy as hell boss !!! The last request, please don’t nominate music that only your jury members sit at home and applaud over starters and drinks.
Really ?!???Award Gaya bhaad mein yaar, but at least nominate people as per their talent and their body of work every year….
By not doing so you are making a joke of our film industry and the public backlash is huge, every accolade seems so so unreal and planned, new awards to keep people happy are coming up….If after this post even if I don’t get nominations ever in my life, it is okay, I’ve always voiced my opinion, and I stand by it !Good Day.”
We hope this post will talk some sense into the minds of Bollywood award show organizers who are busy in promoting commercial movies with no social impact over art movies.