Sadly Filmfare has always remained a poor cousin of the Oscar. It is still to get its due credit.
Oscars or the Academy Awards has a long-standing history of supporting author-backed roles. Every Patriotic hue is celebrated and is a perfect example of an Oscar fodder. Filmfare is considered to be a poor cousin of the Oscars. An Oscar nod ensues a flurry of congratulatory messages. In India, original ideas find more footing and recent years female directors have made a dent in the glass ceiling not yet broken it. Back in 2014, Queen was chosen as the best film. A female-driven story led by the superb Kangana Ranaut. She actually became a household name after the film broke several records. Then there was Gauri Shinde who started it all by making English Vinglish. For the first time, a female vision was so successful commercially. But Oscars has been the polar opposite. It hasn’t been forthcoming in celebrating a female director helming project. Sophia Cappola missed the bus twice. Hopefully, Greta Gerwig wins it someday.