Even though Aamir Khan's comedy-drama 3 Idiots was the biggest hit of 2009, filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj's crime caper Kaminey has surpassed it in bagging the maximum nominations for the 55th Idea Filmfare Awards.
3 Idiots, starring Aamir, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi and Kareena Kapoor, was highly appreciated by viewers and critics alike but it managed to get only seven nominations in comparison to the nine nominations bagged by Kaminey and eight by Saif Ali Khan's debut production venture Love Aaj Kal.
Kaminey, starring Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, and 3 Idiots have been nominated in categories like best film, best director, best actor and best actress, among others.
3 Idiots has not bagged nominations in the best music and best lyrics categories in which Kaminey has been nominated. Love Aaj Kal was directed by Imtiaz Ali and starred Saif along with Deepika Padukone in the lead.