While movies like ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’, ‘Piku’, ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’, ‘Bajirao Mastani’, ‘Masaan’ and ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ bagged the National Awards for various categories, which was announced yesterday, we present to you the other movies that were actually sent by our directors for consideration for an award. And you wouldn’t believe your ears.
The remaining entries that were competing for the honours included Anurag Kashyap and Phantom Films’ ‘Bombay Velvet’, ‘Shaandaar’ and ‘Hunter’; Excel Entertainment’s ‘Bangistan’, R Balki’s ‘Shamitabh’, ‘Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho’, ‘Chauthi Koot’, ‘Mumbai Central’ and ‘Nil Battey Sannata’.
Shocked? Well, so were we.
I mean we are all for positivity, but do you think any of these movies even deserved to be sent as entries? I mean, neither the audiences, nor the critics liked it, so what were our filmmakers thinking?
But we are glad the right decision was made.