IFFM 2021 full winners listing: Manoj Bajpayee, Samantha Akkineni win for The Family Man 2, Suriya honoured for Soorarai Pottru
The Family Man 2 actors Manoj Bajpayee and Samantha Akkineni had been among the many winners of the newest version of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Awards. The IFFM 2021 had been held nearly on Friday with a number of stars from varied movie industries in attendance. Tamil actor Suriya received the Best Performance Male for Soorarai Pottru, and Vidya Balan grabbed Best Performance Female for Sherni.
Samantha made her digital debut with Raj and DK’s The Family Man 2. The Telugu star who performed the nemesis in opposition to Manoj Bajpayee within the Amazon Prime Video present stated it was her first time on the competition and he or she was elated to get awarded for Best Actress in a Series. “To be here amongst such immense talent… I’m grateful and it’s such a huge honour. Thanks to Raj and DK to see past the cute girl image I have and to give me this role which is so different from what I have done so far. To give me this character that has so many layers and such diverse parts to it. It’s my big dive into OTT and what an amazing show to do it with,” Samantha stated after her win.
Thankyou sir …massive congratulations to you as nicely 🤗🤗🤗💐💐 https://t.co/aiyuyhrnpZ
— S (@Samanthaprabhu2) August 20, 2021
This is Manoj Bajpayee’s second award on the movie competition. He has beforehand received the Best Actor award for Gali Guleiyan in 2018. Baypayee reiterated his gratitude for the platform. Winning the Best Actor in a Series for The Family Man 2 right this moment, Bajpayee added, “Cinema or series – are both highly collaborative. It’s highly embarrassing for me to take away the award to myself without mentioning everyone involved – Amazon, Raj, and DK. But it’s the writers for the series that make a lot of difference. It’s that team of writers, so thank you to them for giving me the space to become this character.”
Thank you a lot @Suriya_offl for making the time . And congratulations on Big Win for Best Performance (Male) in a sequence & #SooraraiPottru for the #BestFilm
We missed you @DannyPearsonMP however your assist & love means loads to #IFFM2021 @FilmVictoria #VicScreen @mitublange https://t.co/7yAC8CspIg
— Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (@IFFMelb) August 20, 2021
Suriya’s Soorarai Pottru was additionally declared the Best Feature Film. Suriya, who took break day from his busy capturing schedule, accepted the awards for himself and his movie. In his speech, he referred to as Soorarai Pottru ‘a special film’. He additionally revealed that it was the primary movie that got here to him throughout the pandemic and this was the primary award it was receiving. “I felt bored with what I was doing after having worked for 20 years. So thanks to my director Sudha Prasad – this film was her 10 years dream – she worked 4 years on writing for his film. The character of Maara will not be anything without her. I couldn’t ask for more.”
Here is the total listing of winners of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2021.
Best Feature Film – Soorarai Pottru
Best Performance Male (Feature) – Suriya Sivakumar (Soorarai Pottru)
Best Performance Female (Feature) – Vidya Balan (Sherni) & Honourable point out to Nimisha Sajayan (The Great Indian Kitchen)
Best Director – Anurag Basu (Ludo) & Honorary Mention Prithvi Konanur (Pinki Elli?)
Best Series – Mirzapur Season 2
Best Actress in a Series – Samantha Akkineni (The Family Man 2)
Best Actor in a Series – Manoj Bajpayee (The Family Man 2)
Equality in Cinema (Short Film) – Sheer Qorma
Equality in Cinema Award (Feature Film) – The Great Indian Kitchen
Best Indie Film – Fire within the Mountains
Diversity in Cinema Award – Pankaj Tripathi
Disruptor Award – Sanal Kumar Sasidharan
Best Documentary Film – Shut Up Sona
Pankaj Tripathi was given the Diversity in Cinema Award. He referred to as the honour ‘inspiring for my craft’. Tripathi was honoured by filmmaker Anurag Kashyap. The ace actor credited Kashyap for giving him the large probability in his Gangs of Wasseypur. “The man who is here to give me this award. He is the one who discovered my talent. So thanks to Anurag Kashyap sir. He is the one who rediscovered my talent. So I’m grateful to you. I’m grateful to all my directors, writers for having me part of their projects.”
Eminent Indian artistes like Shoojit Sircar, Anurag Kashyap, Thiagarajan Kumararaja, Sriram Raghavan had been amongst the presenters, together with Richa Chadha, Guneet Monga, Onir and others as jury members.
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