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Tovino Thomas’ Minnal Murali and Fahadh Faasil’s Joji win big at Indian Film Institute Survey of Top Critics 2021

Nimisha Sajayan shares the Best Actress rank with Konkona Sen Sharma

Tovino Thomas’ Minnal Murali and Fahadh Faasil’s Joji win big at Indian Film Institute Survey of Top Critics 2021

  • Megha Mukundan

Last Updated: 10.06 AM, Jan 24, 2022

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The results of Indian Film Institute survey 2021 are out and it’s a glorious moment for the Malayalam industry. Basil Joseph directorial Minnal Murali and Dileesh Pothan directorial Joji secured the second and third position in the Best Films list respectively. The list is topped by The Disciple, a Marathi language movie, helmed by Chaitanya Tamhane.

The survey had the top seven film critics of the country including Baradwaj Rangan, Sachin Chate, Siraj Syed, Chandi Mukherjee and Murtaza Ali. They also ranked Fahadh Faasil as the Best Male actor for Malik, while Vicky Kaushal as the second best for Sardar Udham. Going forward with the list, Nimisha Sajayan and Konkona Sharma shared the Best Actress for The Great Indian Kitchen and Geeli Pucchi respectively, while Tapsee Pannu secured second rank for Haseen Dillruba.

With many Malayalam titles on the list, the M’Town actors have taken the news ecstatically. Tovino Thomas shared the list on his social media and penned a happy note as his latest superhero movie Minnal Murali has topped the list. “To win an award is one thing. But to win the Indian Film Institute Survey of Top Critics is something else!,” reads his note. He further thanked everyone who made the team eligible. Also his post extends compliments to the other artistes who won big.

It is also to be noted that actor Fahadh Faasil has made it golden, as two of his films, Malik and Joji are on the list. Malik is helmed by Mahesh Narayanan, while Joji is the adaptation of Shakespeare’s play Macbeth. Both the movies were the talk of the town in terms of their stories and the actor’s performances.

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