With the humongous increase in the award shows, one doesn’t take time to realize that the shows are quite identical. With them being hosted by prominent media houses in the country in a bid to charm and impress the popular and admired stars who dazzle their way in an attempt to make the event a success, there is little left for the audiences instead of starry night stuffed with back to back item numbers, interspersed with jokey platters and obtuse performances.
Does it all have to be utter drivel?Our award shows have absolutely no clue as to how the laurels need to be bestowed on the deserving ones. With films like Airlift, Rustom and Aligarh, nowhere near the slots of any of the nomination categories, veteran actors such as Akshay Kumar (ignoring his imprudent choice of films every now and then) and Manoj Bajpayee once again left in the cold, it’s just poignant to see when the good films and actors are overlooked in favor of well, we all know!
The real issue may be that not all award shows are equally respected and honoured by the stars. Maybe they are not considered as something which is really worth having. Although, Filmfare used to be one such award some time back, but then with due course of time, it lost its charm. The National Film Awards is definitely worth it, however, it is low on the glamour and entertainment quotient.
Written by Chhavi Minhas
“A free spirit, dreamer and admirer of this puzzle called life”