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Most of the gangster films that we have seen in Bollywood have all been inspired from real men of underworld. And when makers of Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai give a supposed indication that the film is a kind of biopic on the 2 famous dons, one might wonder-what will this film show that we haven’t seen or don’t know? And as expected, Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai is to a great extent a been-there-done-that affair. However, still it makes for a riveting watch thanks to the brilliant performances and direction and a lot more factors! More about it later!
The story of the movie: The film is set in Bombay of 70s. Sultan Mirza (Ajay Devgn) is a powerful man but on the wrong side of the law. For the poor, he was messiah; for the cops, he’s a smuggler who should be put behind bars and for the bhai-log of Mumbai, he’s the mediator and advisor. Unlike other goons, Sultan doesn’t believe much in bloodshed and wants peace to remain on the streets of the city. He has found a love interest too, Rehana (Kangna Ranaut), a rising superstar of Bollywood. Enters Shoaib Khan (Emraan Hashmi), a ruthless roadside ruffian who gets included in Sultan’s gang. Little does Sultan know that this could be his most fatal mistake!
The first striking and unique feature that you’ll notice about Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai is Ajay’s brilliant characterization which is so different from the rest of the gangsters we have seen on celluloid. Here’s a man who is so bloody rich but yet is always there to help the poor! Here’s a man who is ready to smuggle anything into the city except things which are morally wrong to consume! Here’s a man whose ways of getting things done are so smart and so harmless! Hats off to Sultan Mirza!
The entire film is told from the eyes of Inspector Agnel Wilson (Randeep Hooda). The movie gets on track as soon as the flashback commences. The beginning scenes where Ajay removes the tracks and the other where he divides the city among the bhais were brilliant and set the mood. From here, the film hops on a cliché track and this lasts till the end. However, you won’t mind as every second, there’s something or the other happening in the film that’ll keep you gripped!
One won’t have any complaints with the first hour. However, the second half has some share of flaws. The entire hooch episode could have been better treated. The climax was predictable but no doubt leaves a mark. However, the film ends without mentioning what happens to the significant characters of the film later. Also, showing an important character of the film in the last scene 18 years later with no change in his looks and features seemed too unbelievable. Notwithstanding all the glitches, the film gives a satisfying experience and that’s what matters!
There’s no doubt that the best performer in the film is none other than Ajay Devgn! Essaying a gangsta role is never easy but Ajay have done it twice (earlier in Company) and both performances are so drastically different from each other! An achievement indeed! Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai is surely another feather in Ajay’s cap! Keep rocking! Emraan Hashmi fails to reach Ajay’s level but still impresses with a rocking performance! His eyes and his expressions oozed evil which was what his character was all about! It was great to see him in full form after a long long time. And the good news is-he’ll soon be seen in 3 films-Crook, Raftaar 24×7 and Dil To Bachcha Hai Ji! Emraan’s face, rejoice!
Special mention should also be made of the kiddos who played kid Ajay-Emraan. Both of them had features which were exactly like two actors and hence it seemed authentic! Kangna Ranaut looks ravishing and as usual gives a top notch performance. The 70s-centric costumes given to her looked beautiful on her! Prachi Desai (as Mumtaz) does a fine job. However, her character doesn’t have much to do in the film. Randeep Hooda gives a stupendous performance. Bollywood is surely going to notice this neglected actor from now on! The one who plays Emraan’s father was terrific. Avtar Gill plays his part well. Gauhar Khan was awesome in the retro item track.
Pritam’s music is energetic and easily one of his finest works! Tum Jo Aaye is the best song of the lot followed by Pee Loon. I Am In Love is missing from the film! Parda, the item song, is beautifully picturised while Babu Rao gives a nice 70s feel!
Aseem Mishra’s cinematography was perfect. Nitin Desai’s art direction impresses a lot! The entire film is given a 70s touch thanks to him. Most of the scenes are smartly shot in the colonial areas of South Mumbai (which haven’t changed much since 70s). However, the sets (esp the one in Gauhar’s song) were brilliant and surely worth appreciating!
Rajat Aroraa wrote the story, screenplay and dialogue. Story is nothing new and something we all have seen in many films before. However, the screenplay was terrific and as mentioned before, the characters were too good. Dialogues were very sharp and one of the best things about the film. However, there was no need of giving such dramatic dialogues to the cop (Randeep). It just didn’t suit at all!
Finally, Milan Luthria’s direction was splendid! Although not his best work (Taxi No 9211 is), he should be appreciated for coming up with such a great film which has such an ordinary story! Great going and waiting for your next!
Some of the best scenes:
1. Sultan removes the rail tracks
2. Sultan divides the city among the ‘bhais’
3. Sultan meets Rehana for the first time and in the restaurant
4. Rehana gives gifts for Sultan
5. Shoaib’s childhood
6. Sultan at Shoaib’s inauguration
7. Rehana traps Agnel
8. The intermission point
9. Sultan burns the drugs
10. Sultan at Delhi
11. Sultan’s confronts Shoaib
12. The climax
On the whole, Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai, inspite of having an ordinary storyline, gives the viewer a great time! Watch it for Ajay, well-shot scenes and the retro look!
My rating-*** ½ out of 5!
By Taran Adarsh, July 26, 2010 – 13:29 IST
The fascination with gangster movies has been immense worldwide. On this side of the Atlantic, several gangster films have left giant footprints on the sands of time. Films like DEEWAAR [Yash Chopra], DHARMATMA [Feroz Khan], NAYAKAN [Mani Ratnam], ANGAAR [Shashilal Nair], PARINDA [Vidhu Vinod Chopra], AGNEEPATH [Mukul Anand], SATYA and COMPANY [Ramgopal Varma], VAASTAV [Mahesh Manjrekar], GANGSTER [Anurag Basu], D [Vishram Sawant] and SHOOTOUT AT LOKHANDWALA [Apoorva Lakhia] have tremendous recall value to this day.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI recreates an era that so many of us have left behind and for those who arrived on this planet post 80s, I am sure, they must have visited the era through some medium or the other, mainly movies and internet or during their academic careers.
|BY BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA.COM
ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI is not part of history, but it attempts to portray on celluloid tales that are now considered legendary, that continue to make news to this date. Of course, the disclaimer claims that it bears no resemblance to a particular person, but you can’t help but draw parallels with real-life characters. It could be a coincidence, though!
ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI is a fascinating story that talks of how the mafia came into force for the first time in Mumbai. A thriller that depicts the crime scenario in Mumbai during the 70s and 80s. The rise to power of two young boys, in different age-groups, who grew up to ‘rule’ the streets of Mumbai.
Since there’s tremendous speculation in the media that ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI chronicles the lives of Haji Mastan and Dawood Ibrahim, the curiosity to watch the film increases manifold. Of course, I am no one to comment if it’s actually based on their lives or merely borrows a few incidents from their lives or is pure fiction, but as a cinematic experience, I couldn’t help getting transported to the bygone era, getting sucked into a world I had no clue of.
Besides the gangster chapter, one enjoys this film also because of its riveting drama and the power play. It could’ve been set anywhere, in the corporate world, in politics, in the film industry. Anywhere. The rise and subsequent fall of the King and the emergence of the Prince as the super power is what makes this film a compelling watch. The icing on the cake is the magical and lilting song compositions that are juxtaposed so beautifully in the goings-on. On the sidelines of the power play, a game of hearts is being played and that’s what makes ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI a wholesome movie experience.
Final word? ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI is not to be missed. Set everything aside this coming weekend and watch this one. Strongly recommended!
The film, set primarily in 1970s Mumbai, follows the rise of Sultan Mirza [Ajay Devgn] and the conflict that ensues, when his protégé Shoaib Khan [Emraan Hashmi] challenges his supremacy and usurps power to rule the murky underbelly of Mumbai.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI is a power-packed drama that makes you thirst for more. You rewind to an era of romance, smuggling, cabaret and mafia, but director Milan Luthria and writer Rajat Aroraa ensure that there’s no sleaze or bloodshed-n-gore. In fact, there’s hardly any violent sequence in the movie, except for one when Ajay hammers a cop during a naaka-bandi.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI is not a biopic, but narrates the story through the eyes of a police officer [Randeep Hooda], who traces the changing face of the Mumbai underworld. The screenplay encompasses several moments that may compel you to draw parallels with real life, but talking strictly from the movie-going point of view, it satiates you completely. In fact, the writing is cohesive, smart and watertight and there’s never a dull moment. Besides, there’s no time to think whether it’s factual or loosely based on someone’s life or a work of fiction.
As I look back and recall the movie, a number of sequences flash across my mind. Note the sequence when Ajay divides the city amongst gangsters… The train sequence at the very start… The introduction of Emraan Hashmi’s character… Randeep Hooda’s landing on a film set and confiscating the equipment… The subsequent sequence, when Randeep is framed for accepting bribe… The romantic moments between Emraan and Prachi in the jewellery shop… Emraan starting his business and the confrontation that ensues between Ajay and Randeep… The showdown between Ajay and Emraan, with Ajay slapping Emraan in full public view… The conclusion to the story is equally novel. It stays in your memory and sets you thinking.
On the flipside, the story begins with Randeep attempting suicide, but the writer should’ve cited the reason that prompted him to take that drastic step. Sure, there’s a mention at the start, but it doesn’t register well. Also, you are keen to know the chain of events that drove Randeep to suicide. Also, the pace slackens in the middle of the second hour, but picks up dramatically when Ajay returns from Delhi and confronts Emraan. Besides, how I wish the film had a shorter, mass appealing Hindi title to attract more eyeballs and a big jump in footfalls [at single screens and smaller centres mainly] for a mass appealing subject like this.
This is director Milan Luthria’s best work to date, no two opinions on that. Recreating the bygone era is tough and the director, the writer and the art director [Nitin Chandrakant Desai] deserve brownie points for giving the film that authentic feel. In fact, the film wears a chic retro look throughout. Even otherwise, Milan’s handling of the subject material is exemplary. This film is sure to catapult him to the top league. Rajat Aroraa’s screenplay is powerful and engaging. The writer marries heavy-duty drama and subtle and delicate emotions beautifully. I would like to make a special note of the dialogue, also penned by Rajat Aroraa, which are simply fantastic. In fact, the dialogue writing is such it elevates even an ordinary sequence to great levels. One rarely comes across such potent dialogue in today’s times.
Pritam’s music is another ace. Injecting songs and that too a terrific soundtrack in a gangster film is tough. He did it in GANGSTER. He does it again in ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI. ‘Pee Loon’, ‘Tum Jo Aaye’ and the remix of APNA DESH track are super compositions, which are also placed appropriately in the plotline. Cinematography [Aseem Mishra] captures the look to perfection. Akiv Ali’s editing is sharp.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI is embellished with fantastic performances. Ajay Devgn is splendid as Sultan. The actor had enacted a similar role in COMPANY, but it must be said that his interpretation is so different in ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI. He adds so much depth to the character, which only goes to prove his range and versatility. This is, without a trace of doubt, Ajay’s finest work so far. Emraan Hashmi is brilliant as the power greedy, wildly ambitious rebel. He plays the dark character to perfection. He’s incredible in the penultimate moments of the film in particular. Besides carrying the look to perfection, Emraan is sure to break-free from the lover boy, serial kisser image with this film.
Kangna Ranaut is extremely natural and performs very well. Also, she brings so much of sensuality and glamour to her character [an actress of the 70s]. In fact, Ajay and Kangna make a wonderful on-screen pair. Prachi Desai is a bundle of talent who proves her mettle yet again. She’s proficient in emotional scenes and sizzles in the BOBBY song-sequence. Besides, the chemistry between Emraan and Prachi is exciting. Randeep Hooda is top notch. Even though the film belongs to Ajay and Emraan, Randeep makes his presence felt with a powerful performance. This film should prove to be the turning point in his career.
Avtar Gill [as Home Minister] is good. Naved Aslam [as Patrick, Ajay's trusted lieutenant] is perfect. Mehul Bhojak [as Emraan's friend Javed] is competent. Ravi Khanwilkar [as Vardhan] is satisfactory. Gauhar Khan sizzles in the remix track.
On the whole, ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI is an extremely well-made film that lingers in your memory. The realism coupled with stellar direction, power-packed writing, exceptional performances and ear-pleasing tunes are its trump cards. An outstanding cinematic experience!
By Taran Adarsh, June 1, 2010 – 16:30 IST
Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar’s Excel Entertainment have announced their release line up for 2011. GAME, starring Abhishek Bachchan, Kangna Ranaut, Boman Irani, Jimmy Shergill, Gauhar Khan, Shahana Goswami and Sarah Jane Dias, is slated for a 21st January 2011 release; Zoya Akhtar’s ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA, starring Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol and Kalki, is slated for an April-May 2011 release and DON 2, starring Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani, Om Puri and Lara Dutta and directed by Farhan Akhtar, will release on 23rd December 2011.
That’s how the filming of Farhan and Ritesh’s new film is being done in Greece and Istanbul
SHARIN WADER BUTANI Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; May 22, 2010)
Guess what Aishwarya Rai Bachchan did before walking the red carpet at Cannes last week? She cooked in Greece for the entire cast of Game — which included hubby Abhishek, naturally, and also Kangna Ranaut, Jimmy Shergill, Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, Shahana Goswami, Gauhar Khan and the film’s co-producers Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar.
Abhishek, who is now in Istanbul, told BT, “Whenever we had spare time, we did a little cooking for everyone.” Apart, of course, from cycling, taking walks and playing volleyball on the beach. “The tourist season hadn’t yet set in and it seemed like we had our own private island,” reported Ritesh. It’s not as if the shooting was unexciting that the cast and crew of Game had to seek entertainment elsewhere.
“We were shooting on a remote island called Samos for 12 days and we hired choppers, sea planes, speed boats and yachts,” Ritesh added. Agreed Abhishek, “Shooting in Samos was an experience in itself, especially the action sequences, as we had all modes of water transport being used.” But amidst the fun and ‘games’, there were some tough and hectic times too with port and airport strikes and protests by the Greek against their government. “But we managed to finish on time and got some stunning visuals,” said Ritesh.
The only person who missed out on all the fun in Greece was Sarah Jane Dias but now she’s more than making up for it in Istanbul. “Filming here is a dream,” said the excited former Miss India making her Bollywood debut with Game, “Istanbul is everything I was told it would be — rich in historical heritage, with breathtaking locations, it’s a great place to party and the food’s amazing.”
The latest couple in the entertainment industry is Mithun Chakraborty’s son Mimoh and popular TV actress Shama Sikander (of Ye Meri Life Hai fame). Recently the two were spotted seeing a film together in a multiplex.
A source says, “Mimoh and Shama had eyes and ears for only each other in the multiplex. Almost everybody identified them, but yet they weren’t conscious of the situation.”
The story goes that Mimoh and Shama met at a party a few days back and almost immediately took a liking to each other. They exchanged numbers, and the rest as they say, is history. Or her story for that matter.
“Yes, I first met Shama at a party and we got talking to each other. We do catch up as and when we can. We do go out with each other as well. We also stay close by, so that makes it easy for us,” said Mimoh, but not before adding that clichéd line: “We are very good friends.”
Shama Sikander said “I have many guy friends. I do go out with them, but does that mean that I’m dating all of them?”
Mimoh, whose career has taken off on a slightly slow note, will soon be seen in a couple of films. “I am doing Spaghetti 24 X 7 and Loot,” he said. Prior to Mimoh, Shama was said to be responsible for Gauhar Khan’s split with Saahil Peerzaada, her boyfriend of two years.
By Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 24, 2010)
Frantic efforts were made to feature Vivek Oberoi in Kingdom of Dreams, the Rs 200-crore staged version of a Bollywood extravaganza. But after the surprisingly good opening of Prince, Vivek is in no mood to do the play based on Bollywood in the 1970s.
Despite many attempts Vivek said no. He has finally been replaced by TV star and trained dancer Hussain Kuwajerwalla.
Hussain was in the limelight after winning the dance reality show Nach Baliye 2 and with his proven Bollywood dancing skills, he was the perfect candidate to replace Vivek. Apparently, Javed Akhtar, who has written Kingdom of Dreams series, recommended Hussain.
Vivek turning down the play is also surprising as he was initially gung-ho about returning to his theatre roots. Even two days after the encouraging opening of Prince he said he had worked out the dates for the play, which were clashing with his next film to be shot in London. But now Vivek is suddenly finding it impossible to work out the dates.
Tickets had already been sold for the shows featuring Vivek Oberoi, Gauhar Khan and Isha Sharvani. Vivek says, “The tickets were not sold on my name. They were sold for the play. I did try to work out the dates, but I finally had to opt out as I need to focus on my forthcoming film.”
An elated Hussain says, ” I can’t believe this exciting opportunity has come my way. I’ll make the best of it as I love Bollywood dance. My character is a typical Bollywood hero. I’ve been rehearsing like crazy. I am zapped after seeing the auditorium.”
It’s not ‘Crooked’ anymore, say producers Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar
SHARIN WADER BUTANI Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; March 29, 2010)
What was Crooked has been set straight. Excel Entertainment’s Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar have changed their game plan and this time it’s final. The film that they are producing, directed by Abhinay Deo with an impressive cast including Abhishek Bachchan, Sarah Jane Dias, Kangna Ranaut, Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, Jimmy Shergill, Gauhar Khan and Shahana Goswami, is now being called Game.
“Crooked was just the working title,” says Ritesh, who revealed the first look of his stars to BT. Handling the huge starcast has not really been an issue for the producers as “they are bonding really well,” says the much-relieved Ritesh. And why not! He and Farhan had seen to it that everyone was comfortable and at home while shooting. They presented gift hampers of champagne and chocolates to the cast on the very first day of the shoot. Including Abhishek, who has been put on a strict diet by his wife Aishwarya. “We are going to be shooting in Samos in Greece, and then Istanbul in Turkey, the entire unit is going to be there… what fun,” says Ritesh.
Though some of the actors are only required in Greece for a couple of days, the generous producers are allowing them to stay on after their shoot is done. Abhishek, who celebrates his wedding anniversary next month, will even have Ash on location where the team has planned a party for them. “We are having a great time shooting by day and bonding by night,” says a unit member. But then, there’s also serious work going on as Game director Abhinay is a taskmaster. “He makes his stars work but once it’s pack-up then it’s party time,” adds the source.
By Subhash K. Jha, March 23, 2010 – 12:39 IST
A large number of Lata Mangeshkar and Mohd Rafi’s evergreen melodies from the 1950s will be used in the Bollywood-inspired play ‘Kingdom Of Dreams’ featuring Vivek Oberoi, Isha Sharwani and Gauhar Khan. It will be staged in May at the newly constructed theatre in Gurgaon near Delhi.
Informs Javed Akhtar, “The first-half will have 11 evergreen melodies. The second-half will have 8-9 songs. We’re still locking in on the final songs. There’s dispute about some of the songs to be included.”
Javed has been on stage before. “I had seen a lot of theatre; I’ve written Kaifi Aur Main. But that is not pure theatre. And besides I’ve hardly used my own words in Kaifi Aur Main. I’ve either taken excerpts from Shaukat Azmi’s book or interviews on video. ‘Kingdom Of Dreams’ is unlike anything done on stage in India. The kind of facilities I was provided was mind-numbing. I’ve seen the theatre in Gurgaon. India has never seen anything like this. There will be horses and elephants running on and off stage.”
In the meanwhile, Vivek left for Delhi on Friday for a month-long rehearsal with his two leading ladies Isha Sharwani and Gauhar Khan who play the princess and the gypsy fighting for Oberoi’s attentions. Considering the fireworks that Gauhar generated with Shazahn Padamsee in Rocket Singh Salesman Of The Year, there’s bound to be a lot of behind-the-curtains excitement between Gauhar and Isha.
Says Vivek, “I guess I’m a very lucky guy. I got to woo three ladies in my new film Prince and now these two ladies in my play. ‘Kingdom Of Dreams’ is unlike anything we’ve seen in this country.”
The actor to star in a musical inspired by Dilip Kumar
Vivek Oberoi and Isha Shravani are set to star in an extravagant musical play written by Javed Akhtar at the newly-inaugurated live-entertainment theatre in Gurgaon, near Delhi.
The play, Kingdom Of Dreams, is a swashbuckler largely inspired by the 1955 smash hit Azaad that featured Dilip Kumar as the rakish prince, Meena Kumari as the distressed princess and Pran as the evil vazir.
Vivek Oberoi takes over as the debonair prince while Isha Shravani, his former co-star from Subhash Ghai’s Kisna, plays the princess. Gauhar Khan plays the other love interest.
Said Javed, “They (the organisers) came to me with a storyline and asked me to make a musical play out of it. I didn’t like their idea, so I wrote my own take on 1950s’ cinema.”
With the play slated to open in May, Vivek left for Delhi on Friday for a month-long rehearsal with Isha and Gauhar. “I guess I’m a very lucky guy.
I get to woo both these ladies in a play which is unlike anything we’ve seen in this country,” said Vivek.
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, January 16, 2010 – 16:25 IST
Superstar Of Tomorrow – Male
Ranbir Kapoor – Wake Up Sid & Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
Imraan Khan – Luck
Farhan Akhtar – Luck By Chance
Neil Nitin Mukesh – New York
Harman Baweja – What’s Your Raashee?
Superstar Of Tomorrow – Female
Deepika Padukone – Love Aaj Kal
Sonam Kapoor – Delhi 6
Isha Sharvani – Luck By Chance
Mugdha Godse – Jail
Asin – London Dreams
Breakthrough Performance – Male
Abhimanyu Singh – Gulaal
Chandan Roy Sanyal – Kaminey
Parzan Dastur – Sikandar
Amol Gupte – Kaminey
Adhyayan Suman – Raaz -The Mystery Continues
Cyrus Broacha – 99
Breakthrough Performance – Female
Chitrashi Rawat – Luck
Urvashi Sharma – Baabarr
Shahana Goswami – Firaaq
Gauhar Khan – Rocket Singh – Salesman Of The Year
Mugdha Godse – All The Best
Kalki Koechlin – Dev D
Bhavna Pani – Fast Forward
Kulraj Randhawa – Chintuji
Hottest Film Of The Year
All The Best
Love Aaj Kal
Quick Gun Murugan
Hottest New Director
Renzil D’Silva – Kurbaan
Anthony D’Souza – Blue
Ayaan Mukherjee – Wake Up Sid
Prabhu Devaa – Wanted
Zoya Akhtar – Luck By Chance
Exciting New Face
Shazahn Padamsee – Rocket Singh – Salesman Of The Year
Giselle Monteiro – Love Aaj Kal
Jacqueline Fernandez – Aladin
Shruti Hassan – Luck
Standout Performance By A Music Director
Amit Trivedi – Dev D
RDB – Kambakkht Ishq
Piyush Mishra – Gulaal
Sharib -Toshi – Raaz -The Mystery Continues & Jashnn
Sohail Sen – What’s Your Raashee?
Bappa Lahiri – Jai Veeru
Standout Performance By A Lyricist
Amitabh Bhattacharya – Emosonal Attyachar – (Dev D)
Sandeep Shrivastava – Mere Sang Toh Chal Zaraa – (New York)
Shellee – Dhol Yaara Dhol – (Dev D)
Subrat Sinha – Piya Jaise Ladoo – (Radio)
New Musical Sensation – Male
Mohit Chauhan – Masakali – (Delhi 6)
Mohit Chauhan – Dooriyan – (Love Aaj Kal)
Amit Trivedi – Emosional Atyachar – (Dev D)
Tochi Raina – Pardesi – (Dev D)
Suraj Jagan – Give Me Some Sunshine – (3 Idiots)
Toshi – Maahi – (Raaz -The Mystery Continues)
New Musical Sensation – Female
Kavita Seth – Iktara – (Wake Up Sid)
Mouli Dave – Agre Ka Ghagra – (Jai Veeru)
Tarannum Malik – Salone Kya – (What’s Your Raashee?)
Shruti Hasaan – Aazma Luck Aazma – (Luck)
Bela Shinde – Su Chhe – (What’s Your Raashee?)
STARDUST SEARCHLIGHT AWARDS
Abhay Deol – Dev D
Naseeruddin Shah – Firaaq
Kay Kay Menon – Gulaal
Rishi Kapoor – Chintuji
Irrfan Khan – Billu
Akshay Kumar – 8×10 Tasveer
Soha Ali Khan – 99
Preity Zinta – Videsh
Mahie Gill – Dev D
Lara Dutta – Billu
Nandita Das – Firaaq
Priyadarshan – Billu
Ashu Trikha – Baabarr
Ranjit Kapoor – Chintuji
Pankaj Advani – Sankat City
Anurag Kashyap – Dev D
READERS CHOICE AWARDS
Rajkumar Hirani – 3 Idiots
Rajkumar Santoshi – Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
Rohit Shetty – All The Best
Vishal Bhardwaj – Kaminey
R. Balki – Paa
Imtiaz Ali – Love Aaj Kal
Best Film Of The Year -Comedy
De Dana Dan
Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
All The Best
Do Knot Disturb
Dil Bole Hadippa
Best Film Of The Year – Action / Thriller
Best Film Of The Year – Drama
Love Aaj Kal
Wake Up Sid
Star Of The Year – Male
Aamir Khan – 3 Idiots
Amitabh Bachchan – Paa
Saif Ali Khan – Love Aaj Kal
Salman Khan – Wanted
Akshay Kumar – Blue
Shahid Kapoor – Kaminey
Ajay Devgn – All The Best
Star Of The Year -Female
Katrina Kaif – Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani & New York
Kareena Kapoor – Kurbaan & 3 Idiots
Vidya Balan – Paa
Rani Mukherjee – Dil Bole Hadippa
Priyanka Chopra – Kaminey
Best Actor In A Supporting Role
Abhishek Bachchan – Paa
Vivek Oberoi – Kurbaan
Rishi Kapoor – Luck By Chance
Hrithik Roshan – Luck By Chance
Sharman Joshi – 3 Idiots
Best Actress In A Supporting Role
Dimple Kapadia – Luck By Chance
Kirron Kher – Kurbaan
Divya Dutta – Delhi 6
Tisca Chopra – Firaaq
Supriya Pathak – Wake Up Sid
Best Actor In A Comedy Role
Sanjay Dutt – All The Best
Akshay Kumar – De Dana Dan
Ajay Devgn – All The Best
Riteish Deshmukh – Do Knot Disturb
Govinda – Life Partner