Posted by: kcgadiyar | January 28, 2012

Filmfare Awards 2012 – Predictions

Before starting this year’s edition of the predictions, i went back and looked at my predictions for previous years and realized that it has been 6 years now that i have been predicting the awards – and i have a hit rate of almost 75%. This year is a weird one to predict, since there is no clear front-runner in the “Best Film” category. Let’s get down to it:


Best Film
Delhi Belly
Don 2
No One Killed Jessica
The Dirty Picture
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Filmfare surprised me this year by NOT nominating either of the 3 biggest grossers of the year, namely: Bodyguard, Ra.One and Ready. Not that either of these movies were award worthy, but Filmfare normally nominates based on box office than actual quality. I can’t complain about any of the nominated movies, all of them are deserving. That being said, my favorite movie of the year was “Shor in the city” and i am kind of disappointed to see it not nominated. Of the remaining, i think ZNMD has the best chance.

Should and Will win: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (of the nominees)

Best Director
Abhinay Deo – Delhi Belly
Farhan Akhtar – Don2
Imtiyaz Ali – Rockstar
Milan Luthria – The Dirty Picture
Raj Kumar Gupta – No One Killed Jessica
Zoya Akhtar – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Of the directors nominated, only Imitiaz Ali put his stamp on the movie. The other movies could have been directed by anyone and probably have had the same feel. That being said, i think Filmfare will give it to Zoya Akhtar because it has been quite some time since a woman director won this award.

Should win: Imtiaz Ali

Will win: Zoya Akhtar


Best Actor In A Leading Role (Male)
Ajay Devgn – Singham
Amitabh Bachchan – Aarakshan
Hrithik Roshan – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Ranbir Kapoor – Rockstar
Salman Khan – Bodyguard
Shahrukh Khan – Don2

Not much to be said here. There was only one performance all year which stood head and shoulders above the rest of the movie around it, hence:

Should and Will win: Ranbir Kapoor, Rockstar


Best Actor In A Leading Role (Female)
Katrina Kaif – Mere Brother Ki Dulhan
Mahie Gill – Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster
Priyanka Chopra – 7 Khoon Maaf
Vidya Balan – No One Killed Jessica
Vidya Balan – The Dirty Picture

This is where we see Filmfare up to their old tricks. Vidya Balan will win this for Dirty Picture (deservedly so). But she was, at best, a supporting role (and a very good one at that) in No One Killed Jessica. So why is she nominated here? Well, because if she was nominated in Best Supporting Actress, she would win that too and Rani Mukherjee would lose out on winning here for her comeback role.

Should and Will win: Vidya Balan


Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Male)
Abhay Deol – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Farhan Akhtar – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Naseeruddin Shah – The Dirty Picture
Pitobash Tripathy – Shor In The City
Vir Das – Delhi Belly

A slightly tough one, since Pitobash had a really good role in Shor in the City. But i think Filmfare will probably give it to Farhan Akhtar for ZNMD.

Should win: Pitobash for Shor in the City

Will win: Farhan Akhtar for ZNMD


Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Female)
Juhi Chawla – IAM
Kalki Koechlin – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Parineeti Chopra – Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl
Rani Mukerji – No One Killed Jessica
Swara Bhaskar – Tanu Weds Manu

As mentioned in my comments for Best Actor (Female).

Should win: Parineeti Chopra (the best role in an awful movie)

Will win: Rani Mukherji


Best Music Director
A.R.Rahman – Rockstar
Ram Sampat – Delhi Belly
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Sohail Sen – Mere Brother Ki Dulhan
Vishal-Shekhar – RA.One

Best Lyrics
Gulzar – Darling – (7 Khoon Maaf)
Irshad Kamil – Nadaan parindey – (Rockstar)
Irshad Kamil – Sadda haq – (Rockstar)
Javed Akhtar – Senorita – (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara)
Vishal Dadlani & Niranjan Iyengar – Chammak challo – (RA.One)

Best Playback Singer (Male)
Akon & Vishal Dadlani – Chammak challo (RA.One)
Mohit Chauhan – Jo bhi mein (Rockstar)
Mohit Chauhan – Sadda haq (Rockstar)
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan – Teri Meri (Bodyguard)
Shafqat Amanat Ali – Dildaara (RA.One)


Let’s make this easy. This year is Rockstar’s year in terms of music. There was no great female vocal performance so Rockstar will miss out there, the other awards will be:

A.R.Rahman, Irshad Kamil and Mohit Chauhan.

Best Playback Singer (Female)
Alyssa Mendonsa – Khwabon ke parindey (Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara)
Harshdeep Kaur – Katiya karu (Rockstar)
Rekha Bhardwaj & Usha Uthup Darling (7 Khoon Maaf)
Shreya Ghoshal – Teri Meri (Bodyguard)
Shreya Ghoshal – Saibo (Shor In The City)

Should and will win: Shreya Ghoshal for “Saibo”. The best song this year in terms of female vocals.


Those were my predictions; let’s see how many i get right on Sunday.




  1. To the best of my knowledge Pyaar ka Punchnama was a 2011 movie only. A movie managing to pull crowd even after 2 months of its release if worth a notice. But, well it didn’t have any bigwigs to suck up to for Filmfare.

  2. Agree with all! But we never know, SRK might win the Best Actor coz he’s SRK!

    What happened to Comic Role category?

    “Ooh La La” not even nominated?! Is it because Shreya won the Screen Award for that?!! 😀

  3. This year I think your success rate would be 100% 😉
    However, I would also like you to mention the songs for which you think, Irshad Kamil and Mohit Chauhan would win!
    And yeah, Shreya Ghoshal will, according to me, win it for “Teri Meri”

    • I think they will both win for the non “Sadda Haq” song i.e. Nadaan Parindey and Jo Bhi Main respectively.

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