Half Yearly Awards



Here come the results and it was really a pleasure to see so many people have voted this year too! In fact, the number of voters has increased significantly since last year which is indeed an achievement. People not only took time to vote but also recommended their friends to do the same! A big thank you to all of you people!

The result of these awards are of utmost significance as it’s the ‘aam aadmi’s choice’, and not that of any jury! Below are the results:

Best Film

Karan Johar’s magnum opus was the leading choice for majority of the voters. It bagged 55% of the votes although it had huge competition in the form of Raajneeti (which got 28% votes). 3rd came Ishqiya (8%) followed by Love Sex Aur Dhokha (6%). Housefull may have been a huge grosser but it manage to bag the lowest votes (4%)!

Best Director
KARAN JOHAR (My Name Is Khan)
was the winner even here with 47% votes. Prakash Jha’s Raajneeti got little higher votes (30%) than the previous category. IshqiyaLSD were 3rd and 4th respectively here too. Kites and Rann had embarrassingly low votes (2% and 1% respectively). and

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male)
SHAH RUKH KHAN (My Name Is Khan)

SRK proves once again why he’s the Baadshah. He bagged as many as 60% of votes, the highest % of votes that any nominee bagged in any category! This speaks volumes about his performance that impressed one and all. Ranbir also did a fine job in Raajneeti but got overshadowed by SRK’s class act! Arshad Warsi, Shahid Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar too got impressive votes. However the shocker was Hrithik Roshan, who got the least number of votes (2%)!

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female)
KAJOL (My Name Is Khan)

Although many felt that Vidya Balan would take away this award for her performance in Ishqiya, it’s Kajol who’s the winner with 51% votes! Vidya came second with 36% votes. A lot was said and written about Katrina Kaif and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s performance in Raajneeti and Raavan respectively. But audiences weren’t much impressed by them and both bagged 5% votes. Minissha Lamba, meanwhile, failed to get even a single vote!

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)
ARJUN RAMPAL (Raajneeti)

Arjun shows that his performance in ‘Rock On!!’ wasn’t a fluke and that he indeed is a marvelous actor. He gets 41% votes inspite of having tough competition from Naseeruddin Shah (27%) and Nana Patekar (22%)! Congrats to this worthy actor!

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)
NEHA CHAUHAN aka Rashmi (Love Sex Aur Dholha)

Now this one was the biggest surprise of the awards! Who knew that a newbie who debuted in a low-cost film would leave behind talented actresses like Konkona, Priyamani, Suchitra Krishnamurthy and Dimple Kapadia?! But Neha Chauhan, who played Rashmi in LSD, the female in the 2nd actor who becomes a victim to a shameful act of voyeurism in the film, came out with flying colours with 33% votes. Konkona was initially ahead but settled eventually with 24% votes. The rest, too, bagged decent votes.

Best Actor in a Comic Role
PARESH RAWAL (Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?)

Paresh Rawal’s act as the irritating but funny guest seems to have impressed audiences a lot. He was leading from Day 1 and managed to get 47% votes. Chunky Pandey was loved for his Indo-Italian act in Housefull but shockingly he came 3rd with just 12% votes. Boman Irani, instead, fared much better (27%) than him!

Best Actor in a Negative Role

The veteran actor was a clear winner from Day 1 and eventually got as many as 60% votes, i.e. as much as SRK for Best Actor! A significant achievement indeed and totally deserving! Ajay Devgn also did a great job in Raajneeti but got overshadowed by Bajpayee but still bagged 25% votes. Isaiah, the baddie in Prince, got zero votes!

Best Debut (Male)
MEIYANG CHANG (Badmaash Company)

The cute singer-turned-actor wins in this category and bags a huge 56% of votes! 2nd came Herry Tangri, who played Loki Local in LSD and bagged an impressive 19% votes. It was a surprise to see Aanaahad getting as many as 11% votes which is great considering that the film was missed by many.

Best Debut (Female)

The film may have failed, Hrithik might not have impressed (as is evident from the votes he bagged) but Barbara surely won many hearts! The Spanish hottie bagged 58% votes and was leading from the very beginning. Zarine Khan got 20% votes which is surely worth appreciating. Aruna Sheilds upped the glamour and oomph in Prince and won 11% votes. Anyways, hearty congratulations to Barbara and lets hope we get to see her more in Bollywood and most importantly, in well-made films!

Best Debut Director
PARMEET SETHI (Badmaash Company)

People seem to have been very very impressed with Sethi’s debut product. Otherwise, nothing else can explain him getting 39% votes inspite of tough competition. Abhishek Chaubey (Ishqiya) would have easily won had he bagged 3 more votes and settled with 35% votes! Very unfortunate for Chaubey who really did a great job with his first film!

Best Music

My Name Is Khan was expected to strike gold in popular categories but who knew they would taste success in music too?! The music of the film bagged 50% votes! Vishal Bharadwaj lagged behind with 22% votes inspite of coming up with a soulful album! Again, Housefull received the lowest votes (5%)!

Best Lyrics
NIRANJAN IYENGAR (Noor-E-Khuda…My Name Is Khan)

The extremely touching lyrics of this beautiful song mesmerized one and all and bagged 33% votes! Gulzar (Dil To Bachcha) who was at the forefront initially eventually received 21% votes. Mora Piya, which was on everyone’s lips some time back, and Nasir Faraaz’s words in Dil Kyun Ye Mera both received 15% votes. People enjoyed listening to Ibn-E-Batuta but lyrics didn’t seem to impress them. It got the least votes (7%)!

Most Popular Song

Gulzar and Vishal Bharadwaj’s excellent contribution in this song helped it win in this category (35% votes). Second was a surprise-Tere Liye with 18% votes. Behene De had became very popular but it bagged just 13% votes. Same with Bheegi Si which came last (8% votes)!

Best Playback Singer (Male)
SHAFQAT AMANAT ALI (Tere Naina…My Name Is Khan)

Now this one was a close fight! Shafqat Amanat Ali and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan both tussled well to win. Finally Shafqat came out with flying colours and with 34% votes. Rahat unfortunately lost as her fell short of just one vote (33%)! So very unfortunate! Ibn-E-Batuta again wasn’t the popular choice and it received just 6% votes! Same goes for Mora Piya which got equal % of votes as Ibn-E-Batuta!

Best Playback Singer (Female)
REKHA BHARDWAJ (Ranjha Ranjha…Raavan)

Raavan finally one award for this mesmering song sung by an extremely talented lady! Surprisingly, it was difficult to ascertain initially who’ll win. Shreya Ghoshal was leading initially but eventually stood 4th with 13% votes! Alayssa Mendonsa (Uff Teri Ada) then was leading for a brief period and was then by Antara Mitra. But suddenly Rekha took over and refused to step down and finally tasted a well-deserved success!


All those who wish to confirm whether the winners and percentages are actually true and not rigged/cheated can do so here!

To conclude, I would again like to thank each one of you who helped in making these awards successful as I wanted it to be! I hope you guys had lots of fun in voting and also in checking out the results! Many surprises sprang up which I didn’t expect at all. These awards have indeed helped in giving a clear idea about people’s tastes and has cleared all assumptions regarding the same!

We’ll be back next year for sure and I promise it would be bigger! Till then, keep visiting my website for all the latest news, gossips, and lots of interesting stuff!


After the super-successful Half-Yearly Awards 2009, we are back this year! All those who came late, here’s a brief idea of this concept-through this awards, we’ll take into consideration all the films that released in the first 6 months of the year (Jan to June). 2 reasons for doing this-one, during the awards season, films released throughout the year are considered and hence due to the huge number of movies, many interesting and deserving films get left out (at times, deliberately). And secondly, people are losing trust from the so-called awards and are increasingly seen as rigged. However, FENIL’S HALF YEARLY AWARDS gives you a chance to vote for your favourites and give them the appreciation and honour which they rightfully deserve!

So, all you guys, start voting and help to choose the right winners! It won’t even take more than 2 minutes! Hurry Up! Voting closes on Sunday, August 8. Results will be announced on Monday August9! And let all your moviegoing friends/family members/relatives/acquaintances know about these awards! I want this year’s edition to be much bigger than last year’s! So GET SET VOTE!!


Half-yearly Awards is a rare but interesting concept and Fenil Seta has incorporated it and is presenting the ‘FENIL’S HALF YEARLY AWARDS 2009’ where all Bollywood films that released from Jan to June 2009 are taken into consideration. Many path-breaking and interesting films with novel concepts are left out during the awards season in which films released throughout the year are considered. FENIL’S HALF YEARLY AWARDS gives you a chance to vote for your favourite celebrity, music director, song, film, director etc and give them the appreciation and honour which they rightfully deserve.

So, all you guys, start voting and help to choose the right winners! It wont even take more than 3 minutes! Hurry Up! Voting closes on Sunday, August 23. Results will be announced on Monday August 24!And let all your moviegoing friends/family members/relatives/acquaintances know about this awards!

(Films arranged in order of their release date)