Front Page 2012: Report Summary

The second edition of Ormax Media’s year-end research report Front Page is out. The report is based on consumer research conducted across the year 2012, covering more than 200,000 respondents across 54 categories in the films, television, news and celebrity domains. Detailed research design and methodology is given in the report.

You can download the report by clicking here. (It’s an 80 MB pdf file, but I can promise you it will be worth its weight!)

The summary of the top three in each category is given below, starting with Hindi films:

Category Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3
Best Films Barfi! Kahaani Paan Singh Tomar
Best Performance (Male) Salman Khan (Dabangg 2) Irrfan Khan (Paan Singh Tomar) Paresh Rawal (OMG Oh My God!)
Best Performance (Female) Vidya Balan (Kahaani) Sridevi (English Vinglish) Priyanka Chopra (Barfi!)
Most Popular Male Stars Salman Khan Shahrukh Khan Hrithik Roshan
Most Popular Female Stars Katrina Kaif Kareena Kapoor Priyanka Chopra
Most Popular Songs Chikni Chameli (Agneepath) Fevicol Se (Dabangg 2) Chinta Ta Ta (Rowdy Rathore)
Most Popular Soundtracks Dabangg 2 Agneepath Khiladi 786
Most Popular Directors Rohit Shetty Rakesh Roshan Karan Johar

Next section in the report is Television (National):

Category Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3
Most Popular Fiction Shows Bade Achhe Lagte Hain Balika Vadhu Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
Most Popular Fiction Characters Ram (Bade Achhe Lagte Hain) Anandi (Balika Vadhu) Jethalal (Taarak Mehta…)
Favorite Fiction Jodis Ram-Priya (Bade Achhe Lagte Hain) Khushi-Arnav (Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon) Sandhya-Sooraj (Diya Aur Baati Hum)
Favorite Negative Characters Viraj (Sahubhagyawati Bhav?) Savita (Pavitra Rishta) Meenakshi (Diya Aur Baati Hum)
Best Fiction Launches Love Marriage Ya Arranged Marriage Veera Anamika
Most Popular New Serials Punar Vivah Veera Madhubala
Most Popular Non-Fiction Characters Amitabh Bachchan (KBC 6) Aamir Khan (Satyamev Jayate) Salman Khan (Bigg Boss 6)
Best Non-Fiction Launches Bigg Boss 6 Satyamev Jayate Kaun Banega Crorepati 6
Kids’ Favorite Characters (Kids Channels) Chhota Bheem Doraemon Ninja Hattori
Kids’ Favorite Characters (GECs) Jethalal (Taarak Mehta…) Inspector Daya (CID) Tapu (Taarak Mehta..)
Newsmakers Of The Year Narendra Modi Sachin Tendulkar Bal Thackeray
News Headlines Of The Year Nationwide outrage after a girl is gang-raped in a moving bus in Delhi Narendra Modi wins the Gujarat Assembly elections for the third consecutive time Ajmal Kasab is hanged to death for his role in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks

A section on Celebrity Image follows next:

Category Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3
Sexiest Male Celebrities Salman Khan Yuvraj Singh Virat Kohli
Sexiest Female Celebrities Katrina Kaif Kareena Kapoor Priyanka Chopra
Most Youthful Male Celebrities MS Dhoni Yuvraj Singh Virat Kohli
Most Youthful Female Celebrities Katrina Kaif MC Kary Kom Priyanka Chopra
Most Innovative Celebrities Aamir Khan Sachin Tendulkar Amitabh Bachchan
Most Trustworhy Male Celebrities Sachin Tendulkar Amitabh Bachchan Aamir Khan
Most Trustworhy Female Celebrities Madhuri Dixit Kajol Katrina Kaif

Regional Films, covering Tamil, Telugu and Bangla cinema:

Category Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3
Best Tamil Films Sundarapandian Thuppakki Naan Ee
Best Tamil Performances (Male) Vijay (Thuppakki) Sasikumar (Sundarapandian) Vijay (Nanban)
Best Tamil Performances (Female) Lakshmi Menon (Sudarapandian) Anushka Shetty (Thaandavam) Samantha (Neethaane…)
Best Telugu Films Eega Gabbar Singh Ishq
Best Telugu Performances (Male) Pawan Kalyan (Gabbar Singh) Sudeep (Eega) Mahesh Babu (Business Man)
Best Telugu Performances (Female) Samantha (Eega) Tamannaah Bhatia (Rachcha) Shruti Haasan (Gabbar Singh)
Best Bangla Films Hemlock Society 100% Love Bhooter Bhabishyat
Best Bangla Performances (Male) Jeet (100% Love) Sabyasachi Chakraborty (Bhooter Bhabishyat) Parambrata Chatterjee (Hemlock Society)
Best Bangla Performances (Female) Koel Mullick (100% Love) Koel Mullick (Hemlock Society) Koel Mullick (Paglu 2)

And finally, Regional Television, across four languages – Tamil, Telugu, Marathi and Bangla:

Category Rank 1 Rank 2 Rank 3
Most Popular Tamil Fiction Shows Saravanan Meenakshi Thirumathi Selvam Thendral
Most Popular Tamil Non-Fiction Shows Airtel Super Singer Junior Neeya Naana Sollvathellam Unmai
Most Popular Tamil Fiction Characters Saravanan (Saravanan Meenakshi) Tulasi (Thendral) Selvam (Thirumathi Selvam)
Most Popular Tamil Non-Fiction Characters Gopinath (Neeya Naana) Shiva Karthikeyan (Airtel Super Singer Junior) Kala Master (Maanaada Mayilaada)
Most Popular Telugu Fiction Shows Mogali Rekulu Chinnari Pellikuthuru Muddu Bidda
Most Popular Telugu Non-Fiction Shows Aata Bhale Chance Le Padutha Teeyaga
Most Popular Telugu Fiction Characters Munna (Mogali Rekulu) RK Naidu (Mogali Rekulu) Anandi (Chinnari Pellikuthuru)
Most Popular Telugu Non-Fiction Characters Suma (Bhale Chance Le) Suma (Star Mahila) Omkar (Aata)
Most Popular Marathi Fiction Shows Pudhcha Pauul Devyani Tu Tithe Mi
Most Popular Marathi Non-Fiction Shows Home Minister Fu Bai Fu Tumchya Sathi Kai Pan
Most Popular Marathi Fiction Characters Devyani (Devyani) Sangram (Devyani) Akkasaheb (Pudhcha Pauul)
Most Popular Marathi Non-Fiction Characters Adesh Bandekar (Home Minister) Sachin (Eka Peksha Ek) Aamir Khan (Satyamev Jayate)
Most Popular Bangla Fiction Shows Maa Tapur Tupur Ishti Kutum
Most Popular Bangla Non-Fiction Shows Mirakkel Dadagiri 3 Didi No. 1
Most Popular Bangla Fiction Characters Baha (Ishti Kutum) Jhilik (Maa) Tapur (Tapur Tupur)
Most Popular Bangla Non-Fiction Characters Mir (Mirakkel) Mithun Chakraborty (Dadagiri 3) June Malia (Didi No. 1)
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About Shailesh Kapoor

Founder & CEO - Ormax Media. Film Lover. Media Insights Detective. Budding Author. Lifelong Student.
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2 Responses to Front Page 2012: Report Summary

  1. Shrey says:

    Rakesh Roshan is 2nd Most Popular Director, without a Single Release since 2006. WoW!!!!!

  2. anusha says:

    punar vivah deserve #1 than any othershow there

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