Gully Boy and Andhadhun Lead Nominations at Indian Film Festival in Australia
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Gully Boy and Andhadhun Lead Nominations at Indian Film Festival in Australia

Ranveer Singh-Alia Bhatt’s Gully Boy and Ayushmann Khurrana-Tabu’s Andhadhun have bagged top nominations at the festival, including the Best Film, Best Actor and Best Actress categories

Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt-starrer Gully Boy and Tabu and Ayushmann Khurrana’s Andhadhun have been named as the lead nominations for the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne in 2019, reported a foreign media outlet. The top nominations bagged by the aforementioned films include best film, best actor and best actress. It is pertinent to note that Ranveer and Alia received wide critical acclaim for their performances in Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy. The film also had a brilliant box office run, becoming Ranveer’s third hit in a row.

On the other hand, thriller Andhadhun became a hit as well despite securing a limited release across 800 screens only.

The jury panel of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne consists of Academy Award Winning film editor Jill Bilcock and legendary filmmaker and screenwriter Fred Schepisi. Bicock has worked on films like Moulin Rogue, Romeo and Juliet and Elizabeth whereas Schepisi has worked on Will Smith starrer Six Degrees of Separation, apart from other films. Other jury members include actress Victoria Hill - known for her work in films like Macbeth, First Reformed and The Chaperone - and Vince Colosimo who is an AFI award winning actor. Film critic Rajeev Masand is also a jury member.

Here is a complete list of the nominations:

Best Indie Film

Widow of Silence, Bulbul Can Sing, The Golden Sheep and the Sacred Mountain, Namdev Bhau, Bhonsle, Chuskit, Bhoga Khirkee.

Best Director

Sriram Raghavan for Andhadhun, Zoya Akhtar for Gully Boy, Thiagarajan Kumararaja for Super Deluxe, Rima Das for Bulbul Can Singh, Praveen Morchhale for Widow of Silence, Jhanu Barua for Bhoga Khirkee and Abhishek Chaubey for Sonchirya.

Best Actress

Tabu for Andhadhun, Neena Gupta for Badhaai Ho, Alia Bhatt for Gully Boy, Rituparna Sengupta for Ahaa Re, Jigmeet Dewa Lhamo for Chuskit, Zerifa Wahid for Bhoga Khirkee.

Best Actor

Ayushmann Khurrana for Andhadhun, Ranveer Singh for Gully Boy, Vijay Sethupathi for Super Deluxe, Manoj Bajpaye for Bhonsle, Amitabh Bachchan for Badla, Vicky Kaushal for Uri: The Surgical Strike, Namdev Gaurav for Namdev Bhau.

Best Film

Andhadhun, Gully Boy, Badhaai Ho, Sui Dhaaga, Super Deluxe

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