Koimoi.com Editor Komal Nahta picks the best of Bollywood of 2011:

Best Film: Bodyguard

Kareena Kapoor, Salman Kahn in Bodyguard
Kareena Kapoor, Salman Khan in Bodyguard

Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor made a wonderful couple on screen though most of their chemistry was over the phone in Bodyguard.

Best Producer: Atul Agnihotri, Alvira Agnihotri – Bodyguard

Atul Agnihotri, Alvira Agnihotri Bodyguard
Atul Agnihotri, Alvira Agnihotri were the producers of 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

Rohit Shetty
Rohit Shetty

Be it comedy or action, Rohit Shetty knows his game. And with Singham, Rohit was bang on with the fantastic dialogues, breathtaking car flips and the bone crushing action.

Best Actor In Lead Role: Ranbir Kapoor – Rockstar

Ranbir Kapoor in Rockstar
Ranbir Kapoor in 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

Vidya Balan in The Dirty Picture
Vidya Balan in The Dirty Picture

All bets were on Vidya Balan, and she sailed through with such perfection that you’d think that The Dirty Picture was written with her in mind!

Best Supporting Actor: Deepak Dobriyal -Tanu Weds Manu

Deepak Dobriyal in Tanu Weds Manu
Deepak Dobriyal in Tanu Weds Manu

Deepak Dobriyal fits into his roles as snugly as can be. As R. Madhavan’s friend in Tanu Weds Manu, the actor gave one of his finest performances.

Best Supporting Actress: Parineeti Chopra – Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl

Parineeti Chopra in Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl
Parineeti Chopra in 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

Praksah Raj in Singham
Praksah Raj in 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

Mahie Gill Saheb in Biwi Aur Gangster
Mahie Gill in 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

Vir Das in Delhi Belly
Vir Das in 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

Reema Kagti, Zoya Akhtar
Reema Kagti and Zoya Akhtar

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

Singham Movie Poster
Singham Movie Poster

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

Rajat Aroraa
Rajat Aroraa

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

Pritam Chakraborty, Devi shri Prasad
Pritam Chakraborty, Devi Shri Prasad

Whether it was Dhinka Chika or Character Dheela, Pritam Chakraborty and Devi Shri Prasad had us dancing to the tunes of Ready.

Best Lyricist: Irshad Kamil – Kun faaya kun (Rockstar)

Irshad Kamil
Irshad Kamil

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

Asin, Salman Khan in Ready
Asin, Salman Khan in Ready

All up for Salman Khan’s pocket dance Dhinka Chika from Ready!

Playback Singer (Male): Mohit Chauhan – Sadda haq (Rockstar)

Mohit Chauhan
Mohit Chauhan

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
Shreya Ghoshal

Shreya Ghoshal’s voice was irresistibly sexy in Ooh La La from The Dirty Picture.

Best Background Score: Vishal Bhardwaj – 7 Khoon Maaf

Vishal Bhardwaj
Vishal Bhardwaj

Vishal Bhardwaj kept his Daaaaarling happy with his sound touch to 7 Khoon Maaf.

Best Action Director: Jai Singh Nijjar – Singham & S. Vijayan Bodyguard

Bodyguard, Singham Movie Poster
Bodyguard, Singham Movie Poster

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

Jason West
Jason West

Jason West gave the Don Shah Rukh Khan some of his best moves in Don 2.

Best Choreographer: Sumeet Dutt & Mudassar; Raju Khan – Dhinka chika (Ready)

Salman Khan in 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

Singham Movie Poster
Singham Movie Poster

Thank Steven Bernard for those sharp and in-your-face stunts in Singham.

Best Art Director: Sabu Cyril & Marcus Wookey – Ra.One

Sabu Cyril, Ra.One
Sabu Cyril, Ra.One

Sabu Cyril and Marcus Wookey deserve extra points for the futuristic design of Ra.One.

Best Visual Effects: Ra.One

Ra.One Movie Poster
Ra.One Movie Poster

Shah Rukh Khan wasn’t kidding when he promised us a visual treat in Ra.One.

Best Climax: Singham

Singham Movie Poster
Singham Movie Poster

Give us a patriotic pitch, and you’ll have us cheering for you. Singham did just that.

Best Location: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Farhan Akhtar, Katrina Kaif, Hrithik Roshan, Kalki Koechlin, Abhay Deol In Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Farhan Akhtar, Katrina Kaif, Hrithik Roshan, Kalki Koechlin, Abhay Deol in 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

Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan

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

Divyendu Sharma In Pyaar Ka Punchnama
Divyendu Sharma in 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 in Rockstar
Nargis Fakhri in Rockstar

Nargis Fakhri complemented her crazy lover Ranbir Kapoor in Rockstar.

Best Scene: Vir Das In Burqa Drinking Water (Delhi Belly)

Delhi Belly
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 Mms Movie Poster
Ragini MMS Movie Poster

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

Mission Impossible Ghost Protocol Movie Poster
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Movie Poster

Tom Cruise did not disappoint in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.

Best Production House: Reliance Entertainment (Bodyguard, Singham, Don 2, Double Dhamaal)

Bodyguard, Singham, Don 2, Double Dhamaal
Bodyguard, Singham, Don 2, Double Dhamaal

Best Exhibitor: Big Cinemas

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  1. No Don 2 in best dialogues.
    No Don 2 in best climax.
    No chhammak challo in best song.
    No thug le in best choreography.
    No A.R. Rehman in best composer for rockstar.
    No farhan akhtar for best supporting actor for zindagi na milegi dobara.

    Only bodyguard, singham and ready can be seen in the list.
    Does the criteria for selecting best is based on the result of movies at b.o. and on the performances???

  2. the worlds worst site.shahrukh khan is bollywood baadshah idiots u are.u r just trying to earn money by spicy news stupid

    • and your comment is the all time worst comment of the world…!!! Shahrukh Khan is Badshah for his slaves like u.. so its his slave fans’ personal opinion..!!! ask a non-SRK fan (an Amitabh fan or a Salman fan, Aamir fan, Dharmendra fan, Manoj Kumar fan or Dilip Kumar fan).. no body will agree with u.. SR-Gay is Baadshah only for his slave fans; and for remaining all other audiences, SRK is a slave.. who copies Dilip Kumar’s acting, steals Hollywood films’ stories and scenes, speaks like goat.. ayyyhhh….ayyyhhh…mayyyhhh…mayyyhhh…, looks like a dog, acts like a donkey, lives life like a monkey, takes subsidy to recover films’ budget… does a King carry all these characteristics???

  3. Is this a joke? Best film bodyguard hahahahaha..see we are laughing..now give the award to a movie which is actually deserves it

  4. Perfect!! Look at the SrK fans ”trembling” with anger. SrK no longer the most trusted brand, no longer the King for ANY film critics… I love it. Arrogance never pays! Ranbir Kapoor nailed the Best Actor trophy…Good that NO-ONE can complain.

  5. komal sir u r becoming worthless day by day……..and see people used to call u as best critics…. now a days everyone is laughing at ur post and ur site….clearly ZNMD and the dirty picture are the two best fims……it seems u haven’t seen these movies……next time first watch movie and then post…..site visitors have good movie taste than u….

  6. hehehehe…….now they are making joke of slman…..no nomination in big awards functions here u will get all …..
    this one for slman fans really ……u all are funny…!!!enjoy slman and best of luck for next filmfare…!!!:) hahahaha evil laughter…..;)

  7. What a Joke! By Komal Nahta…. It should be 1)Best Film: ZNMD, TDP or Don 2 (2)Best Actor: Shahrukh Khan & Ranbir Kapoor (3)Best Music Director: A.R.Rahman (4) Best Song: Chammak Challo or Ooh la la (5)Best Action Director: DON 2 (6)Best Choreograher: Senorita Song! Bodyguard is a Average Movie it became Highest Grossing b’coz of Salman Khans Star Power & Currently he is in Best Phase of his Careear otherwise its not Worth it what it had… Awards cant be Given on the Basis of Box Office it should be given on the Basis of Content, Quality & Performances!

  8. Komal sir are u joking? U can’t judge the movie by their collection. If bodyguard is the best movie of 2011. Then i could be the best actor.

  9. Komal sir i think you are joking. Because award for best actor is sure for srk and this thing is not to be digest that Farhan and A.R rahman are not in any category.

  10. HI,

    Everyone, I beleive it is the best for the year 2012.
    Whenever you are commenting pls keep in view it’s pertaining to current year only. Past performance do not make any sense.
    DON 2 was a good film but other films were far better. As per my verdict all these were fair and the best for the year

  11. i m definitely sure dat komal nahta has been provided money to take salman side…salman movies r doing well bcoz govinda is missing frm bollywud n all his roadside fans r watching it..best movie wid no doubt is znmd nd don2..

  12. ahhahahahahahaha….kayse jalte hay salman se sab…hahahah …award jita bohi galat…hahahahahah fyn fyn…aisha karte raho srk fan…tum jitni burae karoge uthni hi hit hogi …hahaha

  13. Komal sir, i had a great faith in you n thought u r the best analyst in india. But from few days back i have a doubt about that. I used to read reviews of yours only thinking u r best but i was wrong, day by day u r getting loyal towards salman. U said salman was best actor of 2011 in a recent article n now bodyguard the best film. Nowdays u r doing analysis in terms of b.o. collection not in terms of quality and u too know it. Try to be sincere and write what’s truth. I think u have onlx seen 1 film in 2011 i.e bodyguard n u forget to see other films. You are getting worthless n one day the faith people had in u will be totally over.

  14. Everything is ok sir, i think rockstar is far better in music than ready, i know ready had chrtbusters before release but still rockstar had the music of the year, and u were great to call rohit director of the year, he deserves it.

  15. i agree that ra-one is not a good movie but don-2 is a spectacular movie.best actor would be shahrukh khan for don-2 and best director would be farhan akhtar or rohit shetty.best music would be vishal and shekher for ra-one.best song would be chammak challo.this is full and final

  16. I am a proud SRK fan and I don’t feel shame neither I hesitate to admit it that I am jealous of Salman Khan and his mega success these days.. he is enjoying his Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hai Kaun days again..or even better.. no actor has such good phase in their life.. even my SRK.. how suddenly Salman did all these magic.. no clue.. anyways my SRK will regain again.. if Salman can rebuild his career from so much controversy, personal issues, legal issues and media oppose, why Shahrukh can not???

  17. sabu sir..sir i am a big fan of u.sir i like your working style and your experimental work..sir plz give me a chance.it,s a dreem for me.sir plz.god bless u sir.

  18. Don2 is sureshot HIT after Failure of RA.OneSRK redemeed to some extent but he needs to come uo with some good quality films now ..Even though his next is a romantic film i hope its well made and goes on to be one heck of a romantic film in bwood.

  19. I think this is bullshit. As a ciiitizalvon we need to grow up and realize that no one is perfect, and maybe now that we can see everyones imperfections en-mass, we should start embracing what we are.


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