Sen City Awards: Best Supporting Actor


A landslide victory for Amole Gupte in Kaminey, the man taking nearly half your vote in a category I’d considered hardfought.

Gupte’s take on Bhope Bhau is assuredly theatrical and its madcap exaggerated style made Bhardwaj’s dark film much lighter. That twinkle in his eyes is endearing before it turns into a threatenic, manic gleam, so quickly does this man take the part from an easily amused baddie to a nefarious Santa Claus, armed and ready to kill all the children.

However, it must be said that the actor had a meatier, longer role than most of the other nominees. Anyway, here’s the final tally:

A special mention for Abhimanyu Singh of Gulaal, who was singled out for applause by many of you voting here. I agree Singh’s work was indeed excellent, and regret that one chose only to have five slots.


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  1. Shubhodeep Pal

    You missed out Abhimanyu Singh (Gulaal).
    In any case, the award HAS to go to Sanyal.

  2. Dhananjay Mhatre

    I voted for Sanyal in Kaminey. Just for his acting in his final scene.

    Would also love it if you keep an option open for people to vote for someone not in the five you list. Like Filmfare does.

    1. theaprilfool

      I agree.. an open option is required.. otherwise this ends up like all the other awards..

  3. Shubhodeep Pal

    And oh, sorry for spamming but Omi Vaidya (3 Idiots) would be a worthy candidate as well.

  4. geetanjali

    Hey I like all the choices. But I would have picked Abhimanyu Singh-Gulaal over HR in nominations for sure. And probably also to win.

  5. Nikhil Kumar

    Abhimanyu Singh.He was definitely not the lead actor.So I would chose not to vote if Abhimanyu ‘Ransa’ Singh is out of the nominations.

    1. Sarthak

      I second you.

  6. Cherish

    Please open one more option… Abhimanyu Singh for Gulaal… I think its unanimous option…otherwise your awards also will be like popular choice awards :-)

    He has way more footage than Chandan R.S in kaminey and his role was one of the most powerful on screen depictions in quite a long time

  7. Suresh

    You should mention the character name they played within brackets – for e.g. I dont know which character D Santosh played in Rocket Singh… but if it is Ranbir’s porn-addict computer engineer – then I would vote for him!

  8. Indraneel

    Chandan, by far

  9. Ali Naqvi

    i have voted for D Santosh … i loved his performance … infact there are one or two more worthy candidates from Rocket Singh for this award …

    and i agree with all above comment that have mentioned Ransa as a must have in this nomination :)

  10. roswitha

    Oh, tough, they were all good. Voted Chandan for sheer star quality. It’s easy to dazzle someone by ramping up even a little if you’re Hrithik Roshan, or if you have a giving role like Bhope’s (not to take anything away from either of those performances). Sanyal’s Mikhail was just iconic.

  11. dazedandconfused

    Abhimanyu Singh and Omi Vaidya deserved to be here…

    Am waiting for the Best Dialogues Nomination list…!

  12. hardik mehta

    Rishi Kapoor as Romi Rolly….amazing performance…way to go rishiji…the only wonderful role of his in some last i dont know how many years…

  13. Saggy

    In terms of pure acting (as against screen presence), how about deepak dobriyal in gulal?? i think he was so wonderful in his little role. also, the movie had some brilliant ensemble performances. piyush mishra also needs to be right up there!

  14. ajit n

    abhimanyu singh seems to have made an impact with a number of people here- however i think the supporting act needs to go to the guy who played the boss of ranbir kapoor in rocket singh- he was quite simply sensational and sadly no one seems to have noticed his rather important role in rocket singh- the last scene where he concedes defeat to rocket was superbly performed- i think hes some chaudury or something- not sure about his name.

  15. Abhishek Dwivedi

    Abhimanyu Singh in Gulaal. Solid. And literally supportive. :)

  16. Zoeb

    Gupte nailed it firmly…..hands down….

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