DCIB Best of 2017 Awards! Top TGIF, Top FanFic, and Top Editorial!!!!

The final (and most important) awards post: Awards for ME!!!!!  I am a guaranteed winner, because I am only competing against myself.  But let’s see what I won FOR!  Oh, and the most exciting news, thanks to these posts I have a good start on indexing the TGIF and FanFic posts, so look for those indexes to be going up sometime soon.

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2017 Hindi Film Awards: Promotion Related, Biggest Surprise and Biggest Disappointment

I already put up the winning real life stories of 2017, now lets move on to where film and real life overlap, the promotions that try to drive people into the movies.  What films were over-promoted, leading to disappointment.  And what were under-promoted, leading to delightful surprises?  And what were just plain wrong promoted, leading to both?

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2017 Hindi Film Awards, Editor’s Choice: Favorite Hindi Film of 2017, A Gentleman

It’s a Sidharth blow out!!!!!!!!  Best film yesterday, and my favorite film today.  Not a coincidence exactly, less about Sidharth choosing good movies/good movies choosing him, and more about the level of star who is still allowed to experiment and risk failure.

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2017 DCIB Hindi Film Awards Best Movie, Editor’s Choice: It’s a Sidharth Malhotra Comeback story!

Well, here is a shocker, after winning the worst actor award last year, Sidharth landed in the best Hindi movie (I think) of 2017.  Not that he has become a better actor, he is just way way better cast this year than last year.

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2017 DCIB Hindi Film Awards: Best Character, Editor’s Choice, Tumhari Sulu

This was a really close one, between Sulu/Vidya Balan in Tumhari Sulu and Dev/Akshaye Khanna in Ittefaq.  Vidya won by just a little bit, but mostly because she was the title cahrater and got a little more time onscreen.  This is just my choice, if you want to vote for yourself, go here and place your vote in the comments.

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2017 Hindi Film Awards: Most Surprisingly Good Film, Editor’s Choice-Running Shaadi

I said there were 4 strong contenders for yesterday’s award, most disappointing.  But there were 5 times as many for this award!  And yet the box office this year was record breakingly bad.  Which says interesting things about what kinds of promotions do and don’t work and what kind of films do and don’t work and so on.

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