Alia Bhatt-starrer Darlings, Vasan Bala’s Monica O My Darling, Mani Ratnam’s two-part epic Ponniyin Selvan and Kannada blockbuster Kantara have emerged as the highest nominees for the Indian Movie Competition of Melbourne (IFFM) Awards 2023, the organisers mentioned Friday.
The 14th version of IFFM will happen from August 11 to twenty. The awards gala might be held on the opening day on the Australian metropolis’s iconic Hamer Corridor.
The 4 movies are among the many ten contenders for the perfect movie honour. The remainder of the nominees embody Bhediya, Brahmastra, Jogi, Pathaan and Sita Ramam.
Bala and Ratnam are set to combat it out for the perfect director trophy together with Anant Mahadevan (The Storyteller), Anurag Kashyap (Kennedy), Ashish Avinash Bende (Autobio-Pamphlet), Devashish Makhija (Joram), Don Palathara (Household), Kanu Behl (Agra), Nandita Das (Zwigato), Prthivi Konanur (Hadinelentu), Rima Das (Tora’s Husband) and Siddharth Anand (Pathaan).
Manoj Bajpayee has acquired two nods in the perfect actor class for his performances in Joram and Gulmohar.
The nominees additionally embody Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan for Pathaan, Dulquer Salmaan for Sita Ramam, Kapil Sharma for Zwigato, Mohit Agarwal for Agra, Paresh Rawal for The Storyteller, Rajkummar Rao for Monica, O My Darling, Rishab Shetty for Kantara, Vijay Varma forqwand Vikram for “Ponnyin Selvan”.
In the perfect actress phase, Darlings star Bhatt will compete in opposition to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (Ponniyin Selvan), Kajol (Salaam Venky), Rani Mukerji (Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway) and Sai Pallavi (Gargi).
Actors Akshatha Pandavapura of Koli Esru, Bhumi Pednekar of Bheed, Mrunal Thakur of Sita Ramam, Neena Gupta of Vadh and Sanya Malhotra of Kathal have additionally acquired nominations.
The nominees for greatest indie movie class are Aatma Pamphlet, Agra, All India Rank, Household, Gulmohar, Hadinelentu, Joram, Pine Cone, The Storyteller, Tora’s Husband and Zwigato.
Within the internet collection phase, Netflix’s Trial By Fireplace, Delhi Crime and Prime Video present Jubilee lead the nominations checklist.
The three reveals will compete for the perfect collection honour alongside Dahaad, Farzi, SHE, Suzhal: The Vortex and The Damaged Information.
Trial By Fireplace star Abhay Deol as Jubilee leads — Aparshakti Khurana, Prosenjit Chatterjee and Sidhant Gupta — are nominated in the perfect actor class.
Farzi duo Shahid Kapoor and Vijay Sethupathi may also vie for the trophy together with Abhishek Bachchan of Breathe – Into The Shadows and Vijay Varma of Dahaad. Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal and Tillotama Shome of Delhi Crime fame have acquired nods in the perfect actress class together with Rajshri Deshpande (Trial By Fireplace), Shriya Pilgaonkar (The Damaged Information), Sriya Reddy (Suzhal: The Vortex) and Wamiqa Gabbi (Jubilee).
The nominees for greatest documentary embody In opposition to The Tide, Dharti Latar Re Horo, Fatima, Kucheye Khoshbakht, To Kill A Tiger and Whereas We Watched.
The organisers additionally introduced that Oscar-winning filmmaker Bruce Beresford, recognized for films Driving Miss Daisy and The Contract, has joined the jury panel.