The IIFA awards were given away yesterday
at Yorkshire in a glittering ceremony attended
by the who’s who of Bollywood. The winners,
well, there were not many surprises sprung
as two movies had stood tall last year with
their exceptional quality and entertainment
value. It is quite interesting to note that
both the movies reminded us of the glorious
leaders who took us to freedom from the British
though the methods followed by the leaders
were poles apart.
Rang De Basanti reminded youngsters of the revolutionary
Bhagath Singh and his likes while Lage Raho Munna Bhai
was an ode to Mahatma Gandhi and his values (non-violence
and truth) though the message was conveyed in a lighter
vein. It seemed only fitting that both these films divided
the big honors amongst themselves at this awards ceremony.
Rang De Basanti walked away with the awards for the best
film and screenplay while Lage Raho Munna Bhai took away
the best story and dialogue awards. The two best movies
of 2006 thus equally shared honors at IIFA.
Then it was the turn of the stars and the two best movies
were not so lucky this time. Hrithik Roshan took away
the Best actor award for Krish while Rani Mukherjee bagged
the best actress award for Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna. Saif
Ali Khan received the umpteenth award for best actor in
a negative role for his Langda Tyagi in Omkara.
However the most predictable award of the night went to
Musical wizard A.R.Rahman for his superb score for RDB.
It might be fair to say that there was very little competition
for this award. Rahman has put forward a very strong candidate
for 2007s award too with Guru, it is going to be tough