Filmfare Nominations 2009 – Music section

filmfareThe nominations for the 54th Annual Filmfare awards were announced last week. We list here the nominees for the various categories under the music section. Not much surprises this time in any of the categories unlike last year when Taare Zameen Par, in spite of all those heart-rending tracks, did not feature in any of the music categories except lyrics. Though I did expect Javed Ali to feature in the male playback singers list for any of his works in either Jodhaa Akbar or Ghajini or Yuvvraaj. And I simply fail to understand the logic behind the choice of  a song like Dance Pe Chance for the Best female playback singer category over a sublime rendition of Mann Mohana by Bela Shende in Jodhaa Akbar. I am assuming that Amit Trivedi’s Dev D is going to be counted in next year’s Filmfares. Otherwise it would be criminal to choose Race, which contains  two lifted tracks, over Dev D! With Rahman notching up three out of six nominations in the Best Music Director category a hardcore Rahman fan should have no reason to complain, but I would have preferred Yuvvraaj to be on that list with its eclectic mix of songs a la Taal. Nevertheless, here is the list of nominees.

Best Playback Singer (Male)

Farhan Akhtar – Socha Hai Rock On!!
KK – Khuda Jaane Bachna Ae Haseeno
KK – Zara Si Dil Mein Jannat
Rashid Ali – Kabhi Kabhi Aditi Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na
Sonu Nigam – In Lamhon Ke Daaman Mein Jodhaa Akbar
Sukhwinder Singh — Haule Haule Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

Best Playback Singer (Female)

Alka Yagnik – Tu Muskura Yuvvraaj
Neha Bhasin – Kuch Khaas Hai Fashion
Shilpa Rao – Khuda Jaane Bachna Ae Haseeno
Shreya Ghoshal – Teri Ore Singh is Kinng
Shruti Pathak – Mar jaawaan – Fashion
Sunidhi Chuhan – Dance Pe Chance Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

Best Music Director

A R Rahman – Ghajini
A R Rahman – Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na
A R Rahman – Jodhaa Akbar
Pritam – Race
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy – Rock On!!
Vishal-Shekhar – Dostana

Best Lyricist

Abbas Tyrewala – Kabhi Kabhi Aditi Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na
Gulzar – Tu Meri Dost Hai Yuvvraaj
Jaideep Sahni – Haule Haule Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Javed Akhtar – Jashn-e-Bahara Jodhaa Akbar
Javed Akhtar – Socha Hai Rock On!!
Prasoon Joshi – Guzarish Ghajini

With two consecutive Filmfare awards under their belt, lets wait for March 1 to see if Rahman and Prasoon Joshi score a hat-trick at Filmfare this time.

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