Mirchi Music Awards 2012

The popular FM radio channel Radio Mirchi gave out its annual music awards yesterday in a star-studded ceremony. Here is the list of awards:

  1. Song Of The Year – Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin (Agneepath)
  2. Album Of The Year – Agneepath
  3. Mirchi Listener Song Of The Year – Radha (Student Of The Year)
  4. Mirchi Listener Album Of The Year – Student Of The Year
  5. Male Vocalist Of The Year – Sonu Nigam for Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin (Agneepath)
  6. Female Vocalist Of The Year – Shreya Ghoshal for Chikni Chameli (Agneepath)
  7. Music Composer Of The Year – Ajay – Atul for Agneepath
  8. Lyricist Of The Year – Javed Akhtar for Jee Le Zara (Talaash)
  9. Upcoming Male Vocalist Of The Year – Arijit Singh for Duaa (Shanghai)
  10. Upcoming Female Vocalist Of The Year – Neeti Mohan for Jiya Re (Jab Tak Hai Jaan)
  11. Song Of The Year Representing Sufi Tradition – O Saiyyan (Agneepath)
  12. Raag Inspired Song Of The Year – Bolo Na (Chittagong)
  13. Indipop Song Of The Year – Satyamev Jayate (Satyamev Jayate)
  14. Song Recording / Sound Engineering Of The Year – Vijay Dayal for Deva Shree Ganesha (Agneepath)
  15. Programmer & Arranger Of The Year – DJ Phukan, Hyacinth Dsouza for Dil Mera Muft Ka (Agent Vinod)
  16. Background Score Of The Year – Clinton Cerejo for Kahaani
  17. Lifetime Achievement Award – Asha Bhosle
  18. Contribution To 100 Years Of Cinema – Amitabh Bachchan
  19. Contribution To Music – Ameen Sayani
  20. Golden Era Award – Baiju Bawra

As is usual with Bollywood awards, this edition of MMA did meet some criticism (mine included):

  • While the music of Gangs of Wasseypur wasn’t very popular, music director Sneha Khanwalkar was appreciated for pushing the boundaries of film music by bringing in undiluted folk and electronic elements. GoW has also gathered a niche but strong set of supporters and the fans of the film’s music felt let down that it had not even been nominated for any award
  • While there was a general sense that some undeserving songs got nominated and eventually won (Radha from Student Of The Year winning the Mirchi Listener Song Of The Year, for instance), this sense was acute for two categories – Raag Inspired Song Of The Year, which had Sajid – Wajid’s “Dagabaaz Re” (“Dabangg 2”, 2012) as a nomination, a song many believe to be “inspired” by “Tumse Izhaar E Haal Kar Baithe” (“Mere Mehboob”, 1963) and the Song Of The Year Representing Sufi Tradition, which had among other nominations, Raabta (Agent Vinod), a nice enough song but representing Sufi tradition?
  • There is lack of clarity on who receives some of these awards, like song/album of the year awards.

You can find the complete list of Mirchi Music Awards as well as other music awards for the last few years on MySwar.