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“..a fair, independent, and most importantly, transparent film award process that doesn’t only showcase the star power and glamour of ‘Bollywood’ but celebrates the talent and genius of deserving Hindi cinema..” This is the description of the Tweeple Film Awards on its facebook home page. Interesting? I must say so!

Seriously speaking, I’m fed up of watching Bollywood awards functions, where all the awards are so predictable. I mean, Salman Khan wins best actor for Dabangg. Is that a joke? That’s why this Twitter initiative is such a breeze of fresh air. The 30-member jury comprising of well-known critics like Rajeev Masand and Mayank Shekhar surely seems like something to watch out for. The best part is, this jury was selected by Tweeple through a voting process.

The tweetup that took place on 20th January 2011 saw Mumbai’s tweeple count at 50 and founders Somen Mishra and Nikhil Taneja discussing interesting aspects of Twifi. Mostly moderated by Taneja, the meeting gained a special significance since this is the first time a tweetup took place offline. Interested tweeple gave suggestions regarding the categories of awards to be included and the nominees. The tweetup also focused on the immediate future of the awards.

With celebrities like Shreya Ghoshal and Ranvir Shorey endorsing Twifi as the most democratic awards, it is no wonder that #twifi has been trending regularly since the inception of this concept. I missed the first tweetup, but I’m definitely not missing the next one. Watch this space for more on the twifi awards.


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