There was a time when people used to wait for weekends to watch award functions with their families. They used to make guesses regarding which star would win the award in his/her respective category. That was a time when award functions were considered “prestigious”. That was a time when receiving an award used to be a huge thing for stars.
We are aware that many stars like Aamir Khan don’t attend award functions. They even say that they don’t believe in awards. But, with passing time, the craze for award functions is decreasing. Winners have become obvious and nominations have become common. Even the number of award functions has increased drastically.
Amaal Mallik, a budding singer, has opened his mouth and expressed his brave thoughts regarding award functions and has unveiled their hypocrisy in his Facebook post.
This young musician has ripped off every award function and won our hearts with his strong words. Here is what he wrote:
I have not spoken about this, but I need to address the issue!Advertisement
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 honour because Kapoor and Sons was a beautiful collaborative effort by me, Baadshah, Tanishk Bagchi and Arko Pravo, and the result is for all to see!
But if you nominate a Baaghi that has had average music, only a Sab Tera, Cham Cham and till a point it was Agar Tu Hota that did decent, it’s unbelievable because a Baar Baar Dekho and MS Dhoni are bigger albums with four successful songs in each.
It is so funny and 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 Diljit Dosanjh who deserved that award for Udta Punjab is nowhere!
Sarbjit had Randeep Hooda almost kill himself to bones, and play that character, and you nominate only Aishwarya Rai Bachchan? Hahahahaha!
Why forget albums like Kahaani, Neerja by a new composer, Baar Baar Dekho, MS Dhoni, Airlift, Jugni, and what about a super albums like Fitoor and Banjo?
MS Dhoni makes it to the Oscars and it doesn’t even get considered as the 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 disragarding the contribution people have made to the year with their good music and good films, and great performances.
What happened to Aligarh and Airlift as films? Manoj Bajpayee was incredible, and so was Akshay Kumar.
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 Pritam Da showed in BB.
Coming to folk Hindustani music, why not nominate Prem Ratan then, it was beautiful folkish melody, which works with rural India just like a Mirzya.
No they nominated Piku! LOL!
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By not nominating someone’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 five 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 directorial?
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 two 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 and Sanam Re till a point are the albums that the public has loved.
Please be fair and nominate a #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 l
Winning or Lose doesn’t matter the point is, after tremendous hit singles like Jab Tak, Kaun Tujhe, Besabriyaan, SabTera, Bol Do Na Zara, the award jury decided not to nominate Armaan Malik for his work.
Now coming to the final crux, this is me as a third 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 Armaan Malik 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 and Kumaar 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!
A 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 backslash is huge. Every accolade seems 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!
Amaal, your straightforwardness and concern to unveil the truth just won our hearts. We just hope that your crystal clear analysis will work as an eyeopener and get people recognition who actually deserve it.