Welcome To the "Winners and Loosers of the week in Bollywood,"
this section is updated every week.
Compiled by:Jimmy Mehra
Winner of the week:For Aug 23-Aug 30
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan for his music in "Aur Pyar Ho Gaya,"
Looser of the week
None this week
Gulshan Kumar: One will remember the great music that
Gulshan Kumar brought to his audiences. From the hit
music in Aashiqui to the soothing Album of Pankaj Udhas.
Even though Gulshan Kumar is dead, he will be remembered
every minute in the bollywood film industry.
Looser of the week: For Aug 16-Aug 22
Viju Shah: After giving Hit music in Gupt and Aar Ya paar, he has failed to live up to expectations by giving a below average music in "Prithvi"
Shahrukh Khan is back after Koyla and he is here with a bang.
Did you know that Shahrukh Khan hasn't given a hit
since Diwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Koyla flopped but
with YES BOSS and a great opening with PARDES, he has
reclaimed the Numero 1 spot. Now one can only wait
if he can do the same magic with DUPLICATE, his
Looser of the week: For Aug 8-Aug 15
Yes folks, the looser of the week for this week is
one and only..you guessed it, AKSHAY KUMAR. Akshay
Kumar just signs the movies for money not for
the story. WHO reads his scripts?? All his movies
are beginning to look the same(A corrupt Politician,
a police officer seeking justice and the herione
is there for some dance sequences). His recent film
Tarazu failed to collect a good enough ditribution
for the first week. Akshay has to know, he needs
a Viraasat or a Border in order to run to the top.
Gulzar has once again proved that he is one of the best lyricsts
around the industry. After giving the great lyrics in Maachis,
he is back with Daayara with stupendous lyrics.
Looser of the week: For Aug 1-Aug 7
Even though Harihran has a great voice, he can't really
click with the on screen Hunks. Either he is too good
or no hunk of his standard is out there to match his
Once again, Anand Bakshi has given great lyrics for the album Pardes. From years ago in movies like Seeta Aur Geeta to today with Pardes, Gupt and his award winning Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Bakshi has come to show the industry that he still has a lot
of writing talent left in him.
Looser of the Week for July 24-31:Akshay Kumar
In the past years, Akshay was considered the next Amitabh Bacchan. However, He has failed to give a hit for more than a year. His movies such as 'Lahoo Ke Do Rang,' 'Insaaf,' 'Daava' have flopped miserably at the box office
Brilliance is one word to describe this young man. Singing for shows all
around the world and his successful program Sa Re Ga Ma... on Zee TV has made this man extremely popular. And not only that, but his recent performances in songs like "Deewana Dil" in Pardes and "Ke Ghar Kab Aao Ge" from Border that makes this man the Win
ner of the Week!
Looser of the Week for July 17-24:Nadeem Shravan
Although making decent songs for the movie Pardes, this duo could have done much better to create another "Raja Hindustani". But, maybe they just can't create one being original. And finally, the Title Music from Pardes is simply ripped off of the backgro und score album for Bandit Queen by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Nadeem Shravan have shown that they are just as much plagiarists as their contemporaries on the music scene. Hell, how many times can you come up with a completely original song. Everyone is inspi red sooner or later in life to emulate the work one appreciates of another person. Next time, you hear Nadeem Shravan claim that they are complete originals and that everyone pales in comparison to them, you can also be sure that they are lying.
Abhijeet After a while in which this man didn't do much, Abhijeet has
come on top once again with four lovely songs from BYes BossB. After his
Baaghi and Khiladi days, Abhijeet was unseen until the lovely
rendition in Fareb of "Yeh Teri Aankhen". From there he sang a couple
numbers in Judaai and now Yes Boss. Maybe we have seen our new numero
uno on the male singer circuit!
Looser of the Week for July 8-16.
Kumar Sanu This man has been on a recent downfall. Except for Virasaat, Sanu doesn't have anything on the top 10 list currently. Either he has slowed down singing or he has just had good luck. Even in Yes Boss, Sanu ended up with the worst song in the album, "Ek Din Aap", which he hasn't sung too well either.
Anu Malik Two straight hits in a row! Virasat and now Border have both
been hits at the box office, as movies and especially music. Malik may
be coming back from the Judwaa-Macerena post Akele Hum Akele Tum days
where he might actually come close to the numero uno position. But
wait... J-L has their Yes Boss and Nadeem Shravan still has their
Pardes to be released... Ho! But Malik still has Vinod Chopra's Kareeb
as his next big release!
Looser of the Week for July 1-7
Mehboob This lyricist has gone from great to good to okay to bad and
now atrocious! From Rangeela to The Return of the Jewel Thief he was
doing well... then came Hindustani and nowBDaud. Hindustani was
understandable because it was dubbed, but Daud has totally ridiculous
lyrics and makes the music sound like it was dubbed. And this guy won
the "R.D. Burman Award" for his lyrics in Rangeela... so much for the