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Jai Bhim, Badhaai Do, Minnal Murali, and Gangubai Kathiawadi lead Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2022 nominations

The festival is scheduled to be held between August 12 and August 20. The awards ceremony will take place on August 14.

  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 01.18 AM, Aug 04, 2022

Jai Bhim, Badhaai Do, Minnal Murali, and Gangubai Kathiawadi lead Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2022 nominations
Stills from Jai Bhim, Badhaai Do, Minnal Murali and Gangubai Kathiawadi

The 13th edition of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) saw the nomination of movies including Jai Bhim, 83, Gangubai Kathiawadi, Badhaai Do, and Minnal Murali in more than one category including Best Film. Actors like Ranveer Singh, Suriya, and Rajkummar Rao have been nominated for the Best actor category. This year's nominations for Independent Film include acclaimed films like Pedro, Once Upon a Time in Calcutta, and Fair Folk, amongst others. Meanwhile, movies like Urf, Ayena, and Ladies Only are among the Best Documentary nominees.

Sources state that the winners of Best Film, Best Indie Film, and Best Documentary will each win a state-of-the-art camera from Black Magic Design apart from the award. Another key highlight of the festival is that the Best Film winner will automatically get a nomination nod under the Best Asian Film category at the annual prestigious AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards).

Samantha will see her fans in the Australian state of Victoria's capital city during the event. In a statement, the Family Man actor said, “Last year, even though I was a part of IFFM virtually, I could feel the energy and vibe because of the enthusiasm of all the participants. With the world opening up and being allowed to travel to Australia to be part of it in person, to experience that energy first-hand, is something I’m looking forward to. Celebrating Indian cinema, in all its diversity with communities of both Indians and cinema lovers unanimously together is an exciting feeling”.

Mitu Bhowmick Lange, the festival director, added, “Samantha has such an ardent fan following here in Australia. Her fans are eagerly waiting for her to be part of IFFM and celebrate her, and her work at the festival this year. She’s such a versatile actor and has found such impeccable respect amongst her fans for her work”.

The festival, which is presented by the Victorian Government, is an annual festival that takes place in Melbourne, Australia, and showcases the best films from India. This year, the festival will be held between August 12 and August 20. The awards ceremony is all set to take place on August 14.

Nominations for this year include:

Best Director

  • Sanjay Leela Bhansali Gangubai Kathiawadi, Hindi
  • Shoojit Sircar, Sardar Udham, Hindi
  • Suresh Triveni, Jalsa, Hindi
  • T.J. Gnanavel, Jai Bhim, Tamil
  • Anmol Sidhu, Jaggi, Punjabi
  • Aparna Sen, The Rapist, Hindi
  • Kabir Khan, 83, Hindi
  • Pan Nalin, Chhello Show, Gujarati

Best Film

  • Jai Bhim, Tamil
  • Minnal Murali, Malayalam
  • Paka (River of Blood), Malayalam
  • 83, Hindi
  • Badhaai Do, Hindi
  • Gangubai Kathiawadi, Hindi
  • Sardar Udham, Hindi
  • The Rapist, English/Hind

Best Indie Film

  • Once Upon a Time in Calcutta, Bengali
  • Pedro, Kannada
  • Boomba Ride, Mishing dialect
  • Dug Dug, Hindi
  • Jaggi, Punjabi
  • Shankar’s Fairies, Hindi
  • Shoebox, Hindi
  • Fairy Folk, Hindi/English

Best Actor (Male)

  • Ranveer Singh, 83, Hindi
  • Suriya, Jai Bhim, Tamil
  • Vicky Kaushal, Sardar Udham, Hindi
  • Abhishek Bachchan, Dasvi, Hindi
  • Tovino Thomas, Minnal Murali, Malayalam
  • Gopal Hegde, Pedro, Kannada
  • Rajkummar Rao, Badhaai Do, Hindi
  • Ramnish Chaudhary, Jaggi, Punjabi

Best Actor (Female)

  • Shefali Shah, Jalsa, Hindi
  • Sreelekha Mitra, Once Upon A Time In Calcutta, Bengali
  • Vidya Balan, Jalsa, Hindi
  • Alia Bhatt, Gangubai Kathiawadi, Hindi
  • Bhumi Pednekar, Badhaai Do, Hindi
  • Deepika Padukone, Gehraiyaan, Hindi
  • Konkona Sen Sharma, The Rapist, English, Hindi
  • Lijomol Jose, Jai Bhim, Tamil

Best Film From Sub Continent

  • No Land’s Man, Bangladesh
  • Rehana Maryam Noor, Bangladesh
  • The Newspaper, Sri Lanka
  • Joyland, Pakistan
  • Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom, Bhutan

Best Actress In a Series

  • Konkona Sensharma, Mumbai Diaries 26/11
  • Sakshi Tanwar, MaiMadhuri Dixit, Fame Game
  • Mithila Palkar, Little Things
  • Raveena Tandon, Aranyak
  • Shriya Pilgaonkar, Guilty Minds

Best Actor In a Series

  • Varun Mitra, Guilty Minds
  • Tahir Raj Bhasin, Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein
  • Dhruv Sehgal, Little Things Final Season
  • Mohit Raina, Mumbai Diaries 26/11
  • Parambrata Chatterjee, Aranyak

Best Series

  • Aranyak
  • Mumbai Diaries 26/11
  • Fame Game
  • Mai
  • Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhein
  • Little Things: Final Season

Best Documentary

  • Kicking Balls
  • Ladies Only
  • Urf (A.K.A)
  • A Night of Knowing Nothing
  • Ayena (Mirror)