DELHI: Ra. One, one of the most expensive
films in Bollywood, has been voted the worst film of
2011 and its director Anubhav Sinha has been named worst
In an event held on All Fools Day, Imran Khan and Deepika
Padukone received the notorious worst actor awards for
Mere Brother ki Dulhan and Aarakshan
respectively in the fourth annual Golden Kela awards
which marked the culmination of the first-ever Comedy
Festival held in the capital.
Jatin Verma, head of Twenty Onwards Media which organises
the annual event on the lines of the Golden Raspberry
Awards given in Hollywood every year, said a total of
around 700,000 votes were received for the awards. The
programme was presented by Anant Singh.
Pratiek Babbar son of Raj Babbar and the late
Smita Patil was named worst supporting actor
for Dum Maaro Dum and Aarakshan,
while Chirag Paswan was named the worst debutante for
Miley Na Miley Hum.
The veteran Pankaj Kapoor won the Bawra Ho Gaya
Kay award for the film Mausam, while
the film Pyar ka Panchnama was named for
the Shakti kapoor award for misogyny (which literally
means mans hatred for women).
of the most interesting awards was for the music director
Preetam, who won the Bas kijiye bahaut ho gaya
award for freely copying tunes from different countries
for his songs. Around 20 songs composed by him were
played along with the originals, which showed he had
taken tunes from music as far away as the Middle East,
North Africa and Latin America, and even based on
songs tuned some years earlier by Anu Malik. In fact,
the songs played included one copied by Preetam on
one of his own tunes that came a few years earlier.
The lyrics named as the Most Irritating Song was Teri
Meri from the Salman Khan-Kareen Kapoor starrer
Ironically. Amitabh Bhattacharyya who won the National
Award for best lyrics for penning the song Agar
zindagi in the film I Am... was
named for the Most Atrocious Lyrics Pyar
Do Pyar Lo (Thank You), Jigar
ka Tukda (Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl),
and the Mutton Song (Luv ka the End).
The Aaja Nach Le Award for Worst Attempt
at Comeback was given to Esha Deol for Tell
me O Kkhuda, while the Lajja Award for the Worst
treatment of a serious issue was given to Prakash
Jhas Aarakshan. The F.A.L.T.U award
for most aptly named film went to F.A.L.T.U.
Interestingly, filmmaker Kanti Shah was present personally
to receive a Platinum Kela special award excellence
in cinema. He has been making B-Grade movies over
the past two decades, but the organizers said he had
always given the audiences what they wanted. "I'm
feeling good at being invited at the event. Its
special because it has been organised by true fans
of my style of movie-making. I have been to other
award shows as well, but this definitely is special
being solely driven by fans of my movies," said
known for the cult film Gunda in 1998
(Starring Mithun Da!) and such classics as Loha, Duplicate
Sholay, Shaadi Basanti ki Honeymoon Gabbar ka, and
Sheela Ki Jawani, Kanti Shah is perhaps the only director
worthy of the title So Bad Its Good.
present was Arunoday Singh, who accepted the Anti-Kela
award on behalf of the team of Yeh Saali Zindagi.
The Trophy was presented to him by last years
winner, Abhishek Sharma (Director, Tere Bin Laden).
"I think Sudhir Mishra should be the one accepting
this. I'm quite honoured and amused to accept this
award. It is good to see this movie getting some recognition.
And you guys obviously have a great choice,"
Other recipients of the Anti-Kela award were Saheb,
Biwi Aur Gangster, Shaitan and Shor
in the City, who managed to please the Kela
The Golden Kela awards came at the end of the Comedy
Festival during which iconic comedy films like Jaane
bhi do yaaro, Andaz Apna Apna and
Tere Bin Laden were screened.
was a competition on Standup Comedy as part of the
Indian Comedy Festival for the Comedy Central
TV channel and Maheep Singh and Zakir Khan shared
the top prize of Rs 1,00,000 along with the chance
to be featured on Comedy Central.