5th February 2020

Filmfare Awards Nominations, No Article 15??!!

Has the  Filmfare awards  jury heard  of Anubhav Sinha’s 2019 masterpiece  Article 15? If they have, why is it not  included  in the nominations  list for this years Filmfare awards in  the Best Film and Best Director categories?

 Hands-down Article 15  was  the finest  Hindi film  of 2019.It addressed a burning social issue(the caste system) with  a vigour and   passion that were comparable with  Alan Parker’s Mississippi Burning. No Hindi  film has been shot in  a light so  reflective  of  the bleak hopeless society  depicted in  the  film.

In all their wisdom, the Filmfare jury has  not seen Article  15 worthy  of  being among the  five nominations for  Best Film and Best Director.

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Are we to  presume that Gully Boys , Mission Mangal, Uri , Chichhore and War  are  better  films than Article 15?  It does  sound  corny to even  say this. But it seems Article 15  is  shoved  to the  Critics’ awards  category  only so that Ayushmann Khurrana  can enjoy  the  best of  both the worlds. He is nominated  for Bala in the mainstream category and for Article  15 in  the critics’ category .Since Ranveer Singh likely to take  the Best Actor award  in the mainstream category Ayushmann , who just cannot be  ignored,will go home with an award too.

As usual  these  popular awards are  all about  trying to please  as  many stars as  possible so  that they would be  visible on television   when the awards night  is telecast.And  quality be damned.

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Airplay always wins over fairplay.

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