We begin the Indicine Awards 2009 with a few very talented people, some who promise to take Bollywood beyond typical formula movies. Check out the nominees and vote.
Ayan Mukherji (Wake Up Sid) – A director with a lot of confidence and enough skill to extract great performances out of his cast. Wake Up Sid was soulful, well-paced and very refreshing. Not much of a plot, yet its those wonderful moments that made the film, a great watch.
Anthony D’Souza (Blue) – 60 crores+ as its budget, stars like Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt and Lara Dutt.. What more can a director ask for, in his very first film? Anthony D’Souza had a dream debut, unfortunately, the film lacked much of a plot and overall was quite forgettable.
Indrajit Nattoji (Aagey Se Right) – Its the writer and not the director in Indarjit Nottoji, that is to be blamed for the failure of Aagey Se Right. The film was a non-starter at the box office.
Prem R Soni (Main Aur Mrs Khanna) – In one of the biggest disasters of the year, Prem Soni direction was too out-dated. He’s probably better off as a television director.
Prabhu Deva (Wanted) – Remaking his Tamil blockbuster Pokiri in Hindi with Salman Khan, Wanted was a runaway hit at the box office, re-establishing Salman Khan as one of the top stars in the country.
Rensil D’Silva (Kurbaan) – One of our picks for the Best Debut director of the year along with Ayan Mukerji and Zoya Akhtar, Rensil is a director to watch out for.
Zoya Akhtar (Luck By Chance) – Critically acclaimed, but didn’t get what it deserved at the box office. Zoya Akthar is one fab director. She has signed on Hrithik Roshan for her next Running With The Bull and we just can’t wait!
Sabbir Khan (Kambakkht Ishq) – Whose to be blamed if a 2 and a half hour long movie, seems longer than J.P Dutta’s 4 hour long LOC? The writers and the director of course. Torture had one more name in 2009, Kambakht Ishq.
Umesh Shukla (Dhoondte Reh Jaoge) – Not much to say here, Dhoondte Reh Jaoge was watchable only due to its casting.
Note – The original Pokiri was made in Telugu, written and directed by Puri Jagannadh. It was then remade with the same title in Tamil and was directed by Prabhu Deva.
Vote now, you are allowed to pick 3 directors from the list below. A request to all, to be honest with your voting.
Best Directorial Debut 2009
- Prabhu Deva (Wanted) (35%, 245 Votes)
- Ayan Mukherji (Wake Up Sid) (23%, 163 Votes)
- Zoya Akhtar (Luck By Chance) (13%, 88 Votes)
- Rensil D'Silva (Kurbaan) (9%, 65 Votes)
- Anthony D'Souza (Blue) (9%, 64 Votes)
- Sabbir Khan (Kambakkht Ishq) (6%, 39 Votes)
- Prem R Soni (Main Aur Mrs Khanna) (3%, 23 Votes)
- Umesh Shukla (Dhoondte Reh Jaoge) (1%, 8 Votes)
- Indrajit Nattoji (Aagey Se Right) (1%, 4 Votes)
Total Voters: 410
Voting ends on 31st January 2010 11:59 PM.