The Apsara Awards 2012 Winners [Review]

Apsara Awards 2012 Winners

And then, there was yet another B-town award. This time around, it was the Producers Guild awards – a.k.a Apsara Awards. And apparently, Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara was the year’s best movie, according to the producers. There are some pleasant surprises, and a lot of facepalm worthy awards. Hit the jump for the complete list of winners, and my mini-take on them.

BEST LYRICS – Irshad Kamil, Naadaan Parindey, Rockstar [Well deserved. Apsara got it right]

BEST MUSIC – AR RahmanRockstar [Need I say anything here?]

BEST SINGER MALE – Mohit Chauhan, Saada Haq, Rockstar [Unstoppable]

BEST SINGER FEMALE – Shreya Ghoshal, Teri Meri, Bodyguard [Right choice, wrong song]

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A COMIC ROLE – Deepak DobriyalTanu Weds Manu [Awesome surprise, but at the cost of Pitobash. Hang on, he wasn’t nominated. WTF!!!]

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A NEGATIVE ROLE – Prakash RajSingham [Screams “This is Goaaaaaaa”!]

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – Farhan Akhtar, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara [Mantal choice]

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – Parineeti ChopraLadies vs Ricky Bahl [Yea right. No Swara Bhaskar boo!]

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE – Ranbir KapoorRockstar [Yet another one in the bag]

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE – Vidya BalanThe Dirty Picture [And for her too]

BEST DIRECTOR – Zoya AkhtarZindagi Na Milegi Dobara [Imma let you finish Zoya, this was an OK movie, but really Milan Luthria is the best director of 2012.]

BEST FILM – Ritesh Sidhwani & Farhan AkhtarZindagi Ne Milegi Dobara [Give me a roundhouse facepalm everyone]

BEST SCREENPLAY – Reema Kagti & Zoya AkhtarZindagi Na Milegi Dobara [Can we just call this a ZNMD awards show?]

BEST STORY – Reema Kagti & Zoya AkhtarZindagi Na Milegi Dobara [Hehehe, best story..or best tour catelogue]

BEST DIALOGUE – Rajat AroraThe Dirty Picture [Sigh! For all those Emraan Hashmi metaphors]

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY – Bosco Caesar, Senorita, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara [Again, boo for no Chammak Challo love]

BEST DEBUTE FEMALE – Parineeti ChopraLadies vs Ricky Bahl [Yea, ok she was good for a debutante]

BEST DEBUT MALE – Rana DaggubattiDum Maaro Dum [Rana who? That Te Amo dude who disappeared after Bips called dibs on drugs. Evs! ]

MOST POPULAR SONG – Chammak Challo, Ra.One [Yes, Yes, Yes!]

PRESIDENT GUILD HONOUR – Amitabh BachchanKaun Banega Crorepati [Ermm, ok. At least they are not giving it to him for Aarakshan ]

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR MALE – Shahrukh Khan [Not Salmaan, who gave the year’s biggest hits – Ready and Bodyguard, but SRK – who gave the biggest dud of the year – Ra.One]

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR FEMALE – Priyanka Chopra [Whaa… Ainveyi! ]


BEST EDITING – Aarti Bajaj, No One Killed Jessica 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – Ranjan Palit, 7 Khoon Maaf & Chirantan DasTanu Wds Manu

BEST ART DIRECTION – Subrata Chakraborty & Punita Grover7 Khoon Maaf

BEST SOUND DESIGN – Resul Pookutty & Amrit Pritam DuttaRa.One


BEST COSTUME DESIGN – Payal Saluja7 Khoon Maaf

BEST SOUND MIXING – Anup Dev & Tarun BhandariRa.One

And that’s the whole list of winners. What did you think of the winners? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. The awards show airs on Colors on the 11th of March. Yep. Probably it does need a lot of post production work to be done. And that is the beauty of B-Town award shows.

P.S. The Official Apsara Awards website has not been updated for more than 2 years.

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