14 Reasons Why You Should Stop Watching Indian Award Shows Right Now

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6:00 pm 30 Jan, 2015

Year after year, we trust these people to bring (or at least try to bring) us authentic, meaningful award shows. And yet, one after another, we are treated with the same annoying, disappointing, full of crap parodies of international events. Here’s how these people are making mockery of Indian cinema.

1. Just look at the movies that get the awards!

So, that means what ‘12 Years a Slave’ was to the world, ‘Happy New Year’ was to us!?!?

Just look at the movies that get the awards!

2. And have a look at the ones that go awardless. 

Heard the names ‘Queen’, ‘Haider’, ‘Kya Dilli Kya Lahore’? Because surely these people haven’t.

And have a look at the ones that go awardless

3. Then there is the senseless, idiocy taking place on-stage.

Supposedly, these are meant to treat us with moments of joy and laughter.

senseless, idiocy taking place

4. Unlike the Oscars, or BAFTA, here the stars only come, or perform, if they are assured awards. 

No wonder they’re rarely surprised when they win the awards. It’s business.

the stars only come, or perform

5. And somehow, they manage to puff up the already oversized egos of these “stars” even more than they already are. 

It seems these awards are merely marketing tools for them.

5.	And somehow, they manage to puff up the already oversized egos of these “stars” even more than they already are

6. The members of jury in these award shows are mostly businessmen. 

How the hell can they judge movies based on their merit?

The members of jury in these award shows are mostly businessmen

7. They are modeled to emulate prestigious events like Oscars, but somewhere along the line, this happens.

Seriously, what the fuck!?!


They are modeled to emulate prestigious events like Oscars, but somewhere along the line, this happens.

8. It is often infuriating how many talented people are grossly ignored for TV ratings.  

An example of how all popular Indian awards have lost any remaining substance.

It is often infuriating how many talented people are grossly ignored for TV ratings

9. Every entertainment network hosts its own award functions, selecting winners at their own convenience. 

Basically, they’re all the same. Except, the sponsors differ slightly.

9.	Every entertainment network hosts its own award functions, selecting winners at their own convenience.

10. Some of the most respected people already boycott these outrageous events.

Naseerudin Shah, Amir Khan, Paresh Rawal, Kangna Ranaut, Ajay Devgn. Greats like these proscribing such events. Enough said.

respected people already boycott these outrageous events

11. And the stage events mean only one thing. Actresses hopping to the tunes of item numbers. 

Anything for easily available fame.

11.	And the stage events mean only one thing. Actresses hopping to the tunes of item numbers

12. The sheer number of questions raised by many actors is proof of how fake these events have become.

There’s bound to be some hurt feelings after this much unjust treatment.

sheer number of questions raised by many actors

13. In the end, every year, you are left thinking whether talent, or the quality of content were even the criteria in selecting the winners.

left thinking whether talent

14. Naseeruddin Shah once asked “Did they (the awards) ever have any credibility?”

It’s time we ask ourselves the same.

It’s time we ask ourselves the same

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