Sriram Raghavan’s ‘Andhadhun’, Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Gully Boy’ and Thiagarajan Kumararaja’s ‘Super Deluxe’ are the three Indian films that have been nominated for the Best Asian Film Category at the AACTA Awards.
The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) nominations for the Best Asian Film Awards category were revealed this morning. Out of the nine films nominated, three Indian and three mainland Chinese movies were a part of the nominations. The Indian films included were Sriram Raghavan’s ‘Andhadhun’, Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Gully Boy’ and Thiagarajan Kumararaja’s ‘Super Deluxe’.
Director Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Gully Boy’ starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt is based on real-life of rappers Divine and Naezy. The protagonist Murra an underdog struggles to put his life thoughts and societal issues in his raps. His life and music completely change after he meets local rapper, MC Sher. The coming-of-age film is also India’s entry for Best International Feature at Oscars. Actor Vijay Sethupathi recently bagged the Best Actor Award at the Indian Film Festival in Melbourne for his moving performance as a transgender who returns to his wife and son is ‘Super Deluxe’. Director Sriram Raghavan’s ‘Andhadhun’ starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Tabu and Radhika Apte has not only won at the Box Office but also impressed the critics to a whole new level. The film went on to mint 456 crores worldwide during its lifetime.
It is a proud moment for Indian cinema that has deservingly grabbed three out of nine nominations in the Best Film Category at the AACTA Awards. The AACTA Awards for Best Asian Film Awards category honors the best Asian films of the year from nineteen territories across Asia. The award in its third year forms the cornerstone of AACTA’s Asian Engagement Program. The winner will be determined by the Grand Jury, led by Russell Crowe, who returns as Jury President. The winners will be announced at 2019 AACTA Awards Ceremony presented by Foxtel on Wednesday 4 December 2019 in Sydney.