ARY Film Awards 2014 aka AFA2014

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ARY Film Awards aka AFA2014 are definitely promising. However, they happened too soon. The New Cinema is as at the moment NEW. We have just gotten back on track and it will take a few more years before we can start giving out awards. That does not mean we are producing bad films, it just means we need time and more films to actually make any worthy comparisons before we start handing out awards.



The GOOD: 
- A worthy initiative by ARY (even if it was too soon).

- The Set Design and Lighting was majestic and praiseworthy. It was quite obvious how much homework and hard work has been put into this beautiful construction by looking at the detailing. The lighting ques and direction was spot on.





- The performances were smooth, well choreographed and highly entertaining. Proper rehearsels always bear sweet fruit. The performance by Amna Illyas and Khurram Patras on a song from their internationally acclaimed movie Zinda Bhag was very well recieved *applause*



- Styling at some places was OTT (Over The Top) but we can't really expect any less in a Film Awards show can we? The credit goes to the creative team at Nabila and N-Gents.

The CONCERNS:
- Shaan is a good actor but a bad host. He talks too much, was not engaging and rather than being direct with the audience he was having personal conversations with other presenters while everyone waited for him to get to the point. At times he was also contradictory. Being proud of being Pakistani doesnt mean you degrade the choices of other's trying their luck in other countries. Choosing how to exceed in your field is a personal choice and nothing to do with patriotism. Shaan stop judging please (unless you are jealous?)

I think our talent is spreading our Country's name in a positive way by going beyond borders. Umaima Malik, Ali Zafar, Rahat Fateh Ali and many others are making us proud out there and I respect them for that. (p.s: they got an ward in the same show...*cough cough*)

- Overall BAD SCRIPT. Wasting great hosts like Fahad Mustafa and Sarwat Gillani by making them say nonsensical things was a *face palm* moment. A joke about JJ? Do you know who JJ is? EXACTLY. This show is for public viewing so we need to keep the references PUBLIC as well. (P.s: JJ is Jerjees Seja, CEO Ary Network. A good man but it was not necessary to add him to the lame onscreen/onstage jokes). Ayesha Omer and Hamza Abbasi preceded Fahad and Sarwat later.

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- Its good to celebrate New Cinema but does that mean we forget the Golden Legends of those years? NadeemGhulam Mouidin and, Syed Noor were spotted in the back rows right next to mine. They should have been sitting like royalties in the front row. Why not? *scratches head with confusion*

- Note to event manager: You DON'T use garden chairs for row seating and you certainly need Arena seating because it would have given the show a new life and the Gorgeous Stage a whole new meaning.



- Almost ALL the awards went to Waar. Might as well have called it the ARY WAAR awards? Don't get me wrong, Waar is brilliant but overall it didn't do this film or the others justice to be part of this award show this soon in the race with no solid competition to compare with.


- Where was "BOL" and "Khuda Key Liyeh"?

- Invited at 6:30 pm and show started at 11:30 pm. Ok fine it was your first time so you got late, that happens, but please don't go making jokes about people in the audience who have to get up next morning for work or how boring they are because they will leave early...bad timing, further enhancing the bitterness of them waiting so long for the show?

BEST DRESSED at the Red Carpet:
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Ary Film Awards, HSY, AFA 2014, Fashion in Pakistan, Designers in Pakistan, Awards of Pakistan, Top Blogger of Pakistan, Nomi Ansari

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Ary Film Awards, AFA 2014, Fashion in Pakistan, Designers in Pakistan, Hamza Abbasi, Awards of Pakistan, Top Blogger of Pakistan
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WORST DRESSED at the Red Carpet:
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Aiza is a pretty girl but her styling went haywire here. What was the stylist thinking? The clothes on their own are not ugly but unappropriate for this event. Bad styling can kill Fashion....Ouch. There is a big difference between award ceremonies and someone's Valima.









LIST OF WINNERS:

TECHNICAL AWARDS:
- Best Action – Dr.Hasan Waqas Rana (Waar)
- Best Background Score – Sahir Ali Bhagga (Zinda Bhaag)
- Best Choreography – Main Hoon Shahid Afridi
- Best Cinematography – Bilal Lashari (Waar)
- Best Dialogue – Vasay Chaudhry (Main Hoon Shahid Afridi)
- Best Editing – Bilal Lashari (Waar)
- Best Story – Zinda Bhaag
- Best Screenplay – Usman Khalid Butt (Siyaah)
- Best Special Effect – Waar
- Best Make Up – Nabila (Main Hoon Shahid Afridi)
- Best Costume Design- Sara Gandapur (Chambaili)

JURY`s CHOICE AWARDS:
- Best Film – Zinda Bhaag
- Best Actor Male – Humayun Saeed (Main Hoon Shahid Afridi)
- Best Actor Female – Amna Ilyas (Zinda Bhaag)
- Best Director – Bilal Lashari (Waar)

VIEWER'S CHOICE AWARDS:
- Best Film – Waar
- Best Actor Male – Shaan Shahid (Waar)
- Best Actor Female – Ayesha Khan (Waar)
- Best Director – Bilal Lashari (Waar)
- Best Supporting Actor Male – Hamza Ali Abbasi (Waar)
- Best Supporting Actor Female – Meesha Shafi (Waar)
- Best Star Debut Male – Hamza Ali Abbasi (Main Hoon Shahid Afridi)
- Best Star Debut Female – Ayesha Khan (Waar)
- Best Actor in Negative Role – Shamoon Abbasi (Waar)
- Best Music – Shani & Kami (Main Hoon Shahid Afridi)
- Best Independent Film – Josh
- Best Singer Male – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (Zinda Bhaag)
- Best Singer Female – Abida Parveen (Ishq Khuda)
- Best Comic Role Male – Ismail Tara (Main Hoon Shahid Afridi)

Special Award for contributing in Pakistan Cinema – Ali Zafar 
Life Time Achievement Award – Nadeem Baig

ARY Film Awards 2014 was held at Golf Club Karachi on 28th April 2014. ARY Film Awards were Presented by Nokia, Powered by L’Oréal Paris Total Repair-5, Refreshed by Tang and Brought to you by Pel and Tarang. The Hair and Make-up was done by the creative teams at Nabila and N-Gents, PR of the event was handled by Tehmina Khaled’s Take-II. FM 107 was the radio partner of the event. The Event is going to be aired on ARY Digital soon.

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3 comments

  1. hainnnn ... special contribution to paki cinema.. ali zafar?? he had any films this year??

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    1. Jee :) eheheheheh In India lekin boy toh apna desi hee hai na

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  2. The kind of work done by Ali Zafar in the neighbouring county, to me was extremely disappointing and so was the award for him. How come only working in India makes him an international star is still a question running around my mind again and again.Anyhow, I liked Shaan as the host though some jokes of other hosts were to some extent lame but not bad over all.

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