Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2021 Nominations: Ludo, Soorarai Pottru, and Many More

One of the largest international Indian film festivals outside of India, the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2021, has officially released its nominations for its annual awards presentation. The Victorian Government sponsors the festival, which is an annual event held in Melbourne, Australia, that showcases the finest of Indian cinema and the subcontinent.

Due to the global pandemic, the IFFM 2021 has gone virtual in its 12th edition. This event will celebrate diversity and the greatest of Indian cinema in all of its forms, with over 100 films being screened over the event. Aside from the screenings, the festival will also feature the much-anticipated ‘IFFM Awards Ceremony.’ This year, more names than ever before will be inducted into the IFFM Roll of Honour, as they have widened their boundaries with new nominee titles to commemorate the Indian cinema industry holistically.

The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2021 jury comprises members like global award-winning film editor Jill Bilcock, one of Australia’s renowned actors Vince Colosimo and multi-award-winning director Geoffrey Wright.

Check out Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2021 Nominations:

BEST FILM

Kayattam (A’Hr) – Malayalam – Sanal Kumar Sasidharan

Lootcase – Hindi – Rajesh Krishnan

Ludo – Hindi – Anurag Basu

Sherni – Hindi- Amit Masurkar

Soorarai Pottru – Tamil – Sudha Kongara

Tasher Ghawr – Bengali – Sudipto Roy

BEST ACTOR

Benjamin Daimary – Jonaki Porua -Assamese

Harish Khanna – God on the Balcony – Assamese

Jitin Puthanchery – Santhoshathinte Onnam Rahasyam – Malayalam

Koumarane Valavane – Nasir – Tamil

Neel Deshmukh – Sthalpuran – Marathi

Pankaj Tripathi – Ludo – Hindi

Rajkummar Rao – Ludo – Hindi

Suriya – Soorarai Pottru – Tamil

BEST ACTRESS

Kani Kusruti – Biriyaani – Malayalam

Nimisha Sajayan – The Great Indian Kitchen – Malayalam

Rasika Dugal – Lootcase – Hindi

Rima Kallingal – Santhoshathinte Onnam Rahasyam – Malayalam

Swastika Mukjherjee – Tasher Ghawr – Bengali

Vidya Balan – Sherni – Hindi

Vinamrata Rai – Fire in the Mountains – Hindi

BEST INDIE FILM

Fire in the Mountains – Hindi – Ajitpal Singh

God on the Balcony – Assamese – Biswajeet Bora

Laila aur Satt Geet – Gojri, Hindi – Pushpendra Singh

Nasir – Tamil – Arun Karthick

Pinki Elli? – Kannada – Prithvi Konnanur

Seththumaan – Tamil – Thamizh

Sthalpuran – Marathi – Akshay Indikar

The Great Indian Kitchen – Malayalam – Jeo Baby

BEST DIRECTOR

Ajitpal Singh – Fire in the Mountains – Hindi

Akshay Indikar – Sthalpuran – Marathi

Amit Masurkar – Sherni – Hindi

Anurag Basu – Ludo – Hindi

Arun Karthick – Nasir – Tamil

Biswajeet Bora – God on the Balcony – Assamese

Jeo Baby – The Great Indian Kitchen – Malayalam

Pithvi Konnanur – Pinki Elli? – Kannada

Sanal Kumar Sasidharan – Kayattam (A’hr) – Malayalam

Sudha Kongara – Soorarai Pottru – Tamil

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BEST DOCUMENTARY

A Rifle in a Bag – Gondi, Madiya, Hindu – Christina Hanes, Isabella Rinaldi and Arya Rothe

About Mumma – English – Maanvi Chowdhury

Borderlands – Bengali, Hindi, Nepali, Punjabi, Other – Samarth Mahajan

Shut Up Sona – English – Deepti Gupta

Watch over Me – Hindi, Malayalam – Farida Pacha

WOMB – English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu – Ajitesh Sharma

BEST SERIES

Bandish Bandits – Hindi

Churails – Urdu, Hindi

Mirzapur Season 2 – Hindi

Mismatched – Hindi

The Family Man Season 2 – Hindi

BEST ACTOR – SERIES

Ali Fazal – Mirzapur Season 2

Divyenndu – Mirzapur Season 2

Manoj Bajpayee – The Family Man Season 2

Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub – Tandav

Pankaj Tripathi – Mirzapur Season 2

Saif Ali Khan – Tandav

BEST ACTRESS – SERIES

Neena Gupta – Masaba Masaba

Prajakta Koli – Mismatched

Rasika Dugal – Mirzapur Season 2

Samantha Akkineni – The Family Man Season 2

Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2021 Nominations: Samantha Akkineni
Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2021 Nominations: Ludo, Soorarai Pottru, and Many More 2

Shahana Goswami – Bombay Begums

Shweta Tripathi Sharma – Mirzapur Season 2

Congratulations to all the nominees of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2021!

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