Time To Bajao – Bollywood’s 1st Ghanta Awards are here!

Posted: January 31, 2011 by moifightclub in bollywood, Contests, film, WTF

If they have the Oscar, we have FilmFarce, Screen, IIFA, GIFA, Stardust, Apsara, Urvashi, Menaka and million others. And if they have the Razzies, here is our Ghanta Awards.

What is Ghanta ?

The Ghantas celebrates and rewards the worst of Bollywood for 2010. Over the last year Bollywood has nouned, verbalized and adjectived us to suffer like a bunch of ghantas with their ringing of theatrical genius. It has churned out truckloads of films that could have been more suitable as fertilizer for the parched fields of Vidharba.

Why the name Ghanta ?

A Ghanta is a word more flexible than Isha Sherwani dangling off the back off a D.T.C. bus filled with grabbing Emraan Hashmi clones. It is an abuse that can circumvent several rules of grammar…Example:

Noun: Hitler had just one ghanta.Verb: Watching We are Family was a ghanta of an experience. Adjective: Shahrukh probably ghantas humans of the male sex.

And here are the Nominations –

Worst Film -Blue. Raavan. Kurbaan. Pyaar Impossible. Housefull

Worst Breakthrough (for the worst new actors/actress) – Aditya Narayan(Shaapit). Luv Sinha(Saadiyaan). Neha Sharma (Crook). Shazahn Padamsee (Rocket Singh). Sukhwinder Singh (Kuchh Kariye)

Worst Story Rip-Off – Knock Out (Phonebooth). Bum Bum Bole (Children of Heaven). Prince (from every action movie ever made). Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai (My Stepmother is an Alien). Hum Tum aur Ghost (Ghost Town).

Worst Supporting Actor – Sir Ben Kingsley (Teen Patti). Farhan Akhtar (Evil Karthik). Sameer Dattani (I Hate Luv Storys). Zayed Khan (Blue, Anjaana Anjaani). Upen Patel (Ajab Prem ki Ghazab Kahani)

Worst Supporting Actress – Lara Dutta (Blue/Housefull/Do Knot Disturb). Nandana Sen (Prince). Kangana Ranaut (Kites). Shenaz Treasurywala (Radio). Tabu (Toh Baat Pakki)

Worst Director – Anthony D Souza (Blue). Mani Ratnam (Raavan). Jugal Hansraj (Pyaar Impossible). Sajid Khan (Housefull). Rensil d’ Silva (Kurbaan)

Worst Song – Papa Jag Jayega (Housefull). Mann Ka Radio (Radio). Pe Pe Pe (Chance pe Dance). All Izz Well (3 Idiots). Jailhouse Rock (We Are Family)

Worst Actor – Uday Chopra(Pyaar Impossible). Himesh (Radio). Abhishek Bachchan (Raavan). Shahid (Chance Pe Dance, Milenge Milenge, Badmaash Company, and Paathshaala). Akshay Kumar (Blue, Khatta Meetha, Housefull)

Worst Actress – Kareena Kapoor (Kurbaan, We Are Family). Aishwarya (Robot/Raavan). Barbara Mori (Kites). Sonam Kapoor (Aisha, I Hate Luv Storys). Anushka Sharma (Badmaash Company)

That’s Anything But Sexy – Udita Goswani in Chase. Kareena Kapoor seduction scene in Kurbaan. 2 hot women chasing Himesh in Radio. The Great Indian Butterfly (Aamir Bashir / Sandhya Mridul). Girl down on her knees from London Dreams (Salman Khan / Asin)

Worst Couple – Abhishek / Aishwarya Bachchan (Raavan). Uday Chopra / Priyanka Chopra (Pyaar Impossible).Naseeruddin Shah / Vidya Balan (Ishqiya). Shahid Kapoor / Kareena Kapoor (Milenge Milenge). Sushmita Sen / Govinda (Do Knot Disturb)

WTF Was That -The baby sucking vacuum from 3 Idiots. The diamond sucking vacuum from Prince. Viveik Oberoi’s Bruno-inspired leather outfit from Prince. Celina Jaitley’s cleavage in Hello Darling! The vegetarian sharks that only circled, but never attacked, the bleeding Akshay Kumar, Zayed Khan & Sanjay Dutt underwater in Blue.

Ghanta Winners – Winners will be announced at the 1st Ghanta Awards night at Santorini Lounge (Tian) and broadcast live to via webcast on February 6th, 2011.

Timeline – Only films released between Diwali 2009 and Diwali 2010 were up for consideration.

To know more about the Ghanta Awards, click here.

PS – All info is from official press release.

  1. Lee says:

    Where are the Worst Actress Nominations for Priyanka Chopra for Pyaar Impossible and AA and Kajol for MNIK and WAF? Some of the worst acting I saw in 2011.

    Also I would replace Raavan on the Worst Picture List with MNIK for the illogical plot, bad acting and racist caricatures.

  2. mudesh says:

    Don’t forget golden kela awards.The voting for golden kela awards are on

  3. why u ppl lyk to fun indian movie. Find not time kya?

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  5. hardik mehta says:

    naseerudin shah-vidya balan????? wtf is wrong with ghanta awards???
    ‘saari jawani katra ke kaati….’ how better could one show that? – the whole idea of dil toh bachcha hai – goes outta window if u put naseer-vidya pair in worst couple!!

  6. Anurag Kashyap says:

    the font of ghanta awards is a copy..and the way its written.. it reminds me of the animation film Hanumaan..complete with the red in the back..

    • kartik says:

      sirjee ek ghanta awards ke font aur design ko le kyun itna serious sirjee ? its GHANTA awards.

    • bksingh2009 says:

      font aur bg color se rip off kaise ho jayega??
      most website uses blue bg color with verdana font. So does that mean that they all are copied from the one who used it first – dont even know who used it first…
      Mark very correctly put it in TSN – “Just because I have made a beautiful chair, doesn’t mean that I owe money to everyone who has ever made a chair”..
      waise, i dont agree with quite a few nominations og ghantas either

    • The Ghantas says:

      Dear Anurag,

      Please come for the awards, we will touch your feet, make a public apology, and repaint the logo right there. OK?

      Plus a drink on the house.

      The Ghantas

  7. moifightclub says:

    @Hardik – eggxactly my thoughts. No clue how they decided. This came in the mail, like hundred others everyday. Seems interesting and so put it out. Mentioned in PS.

    @AK – no clue. the organisers would know better.

  8. lazu bum says:

    No Anjanaa Anjaani ? Disappointing.

  9. Shazia Malik says:

    I don’t see Katrina Kaif’s name anywhere?!?!

  10. Jahan says:

    AK: Sir, it’s not a copy. Many have used the same font/colors even before Hanuman Returns came out. It’s just not a remarkably original logo (and as a matter of fact the teaser can itself be nominated for worst teaser:), but then that doesn’t make it a copy. Also, some of the nominations are strange, but, well- its a start… 🙂

  11. Manu Warrier says:

    What about Lifetime – Time to retire- Ghanta Award ?

    @AK name of the font is Samarkan ( http://www.dafont.com/samarkan.font ), the bell is a clip art available for free download. Maybe you should check with the guy who did Hanumaan work from where he ripped it off.

  12. eva626 says:

    love these awards !!!

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