Koimoi.com Editor Komal Nahta picks the best of Bollywood of 2011:
Best Film: Bodyguard
Best Producer: Atul Agnihotri, Alvira Agnihotri – Bodyguard
Who could be a better bet than Salman Khan? Atul and Alvira Agnihotri hitched their wagon to Salman’s Bodyguard, and no prizes for guessing who the winner was!
Best Director: Rohit Shetty – Singham
Best Actor In Lead Role: Ranbir Kapoor – Rockstar
Ranbir Kapoor managed to convey his pain, frustration and simplicity to audiences with a nuanced performance in Rockstar.
Best Actress In Lead Role: Vidya Balan – The Dirty Picture
Best Supporting Actor: Deepak Dobriyal -Tanu Weds Manu
Best Supporting Actress: Parineeti Chopra – Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl
For her debut, Parineeti Chopra was very good as the blabbering teen in Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl.
Best Actor In Negative Role: Prakash Raj – Singham
Aata majhi satakli! Only Prakash Raj could make a villain devious and funny at the same time.
Best Actress In Negative Role: Mahie Gill – Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster
Conniving, sexy, delusional, power hungry: Mahie Gill was all these personified in Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster.
Best Actor In Comic Role – Vir Das: Delhi Belly
Stand up comedian Vir Das did not disappoint with his bald, bitterly heart-broken, sarcastic act in Delhi Belly.
Best Story: Reema Kagti & Zoya Akhtar – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Writers Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar gave the three men the time of their lives in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Well, Reema sure has us on the edge of our seats for Talaash.
Best Screenplay: Yunus Sajawal – Singham
Yunus Sajawal deserves a round of applause for making Ajay Devgan such a swashbuckling hero in Singham.
Best Dialogues: Farhad-Sajid – Singham & Rajat Aroraa – The Dirty Picture
With gems like “Kuch bhi karneka lekin Jaykant Shikre ka ego hurt nahi karne ka” and “Heroine ki zindagi is like an electric government, 5 saal tak party, usey baad support”, no wonder that Singham and The Dirty Picture got the loudest applause.
Best Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty & Devi Shri Prasad – Ready
Best Lyricist: Irshad Kamil – Kun faaya kun (Rockstar)
Sample some of Irshad Kamil’s exquisite sufi lyrics from Kun Faaya Kun in Rockstar: Tu hai mujh mein samaaya kahaan leke mujhe aaya | Main hoon tujh mein samaaya tere peeche chala aaya…
Best Song: Dhinka Chika – Ready
All up for Salman Khan’s pocket dance Dhinka Chika from Ready!
Playback Singer (Male): Mohit Chauhan – Sadda haq (Rockstar)
We all knew that Mohit Chauhan had a superb voice, but the way rocked Sadda Haq in Rockstar was thrilling!
Playback Singer (Female): Shreya Ghoshal – Ooh la la (The Dirty Picture)
Shreya Ghoshal’s voice was irresistibly sexy in Ooh La La from The Dirty Picture.
Best Background Score: Vishal Bhardwaj – 7 Khoon Maaf
Best Action Director: Jai Singh Nijjar – Singham & S. Vijayan Bodyguard
Whether its shooting out of a running vehicle in Singham or the water fight in Bodyguard, Jai Singh Nijjar and S. Vijayan gave us the best action scenes.
Best Cinematographer: Jason West – Don 2
Best Choreographer: Sumeet Dutt & Mudassar; Raju Khan – Dhinka chika (Ready)
First it was Salman’s collar dance, and now it’s his pocket dance. Kudos to Sumeet Dutt, Mudassar and Raju Khan for making dancing so simple with Ready.
Best Editor: Steven Bernard – Singham
Thank Steven Bernard for those sharp and in-your-face stunts in Singham.
Best Art Director: Sabu Cyril & Marcus Wookey – Ra.One
Sabu Cyril and Marcus Wookey deserve extra points for the futuristic design of Ra.One.
Best Visual Effects: Ra.One
Shah Rukh Khan wasn’t kidding when he promised us a visual treat in Ra.One.
Best Climax: Singham
Give us a patriotic pitch, and you’ll have us cheering for you. Singham did just that.
Best Location: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
How many of you booked your tickets for Spain after Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara? Who knows, you might find some stallions galloping next to your car!
Best Promotion: Ra.One
Was there anyone who didn’t know about Ra.One? Shah Rukh gets full marks for promoting his baby.
Best Production Values: Ra.One
Ra.One once again.
Best Newcomer (Male): Divyendu Sharma – Pyaar Ka Punchnama
While we prayed for Divyendu Sharma to grow a spine in Pyaar Ka Punchnama, his bespectacled role was the best for a newbie in 2011.
Best Newcomer (Female): Nargis Fakhri – Rockstar
Nargis Fakhri complemented her crazy lover Ranbir Kapoor in Rockstar.
Best Scene: Vir Das In Burqa Drinking Water (Delhi Belly)
Warning: If you are planning to watch Delhi Belly, do not drink anything during the film. You just might choke on it!
Best Small-Budget Film: Ragini MMS
Ragini reminded you of her on the back of rickshaws. And considering the budget of Ragini MMS, Ekta Kapoor must be one happy person.
Best Hollywood Film: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol
Tom Cruise did not disappoint in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.