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FIPRESCI-India announces its Grand Prix winner for 2020

FIPRESCI-India announces its Grand Prix winner for 2020

FIPRESCI-India (India chapter of the International Federation of Film Critics: FIPRESCI) declared the Tamil Feature Film Nasir, directed by Arun Karthick, as the Winner of the prestigious Grand-Prix-2020, according to a Press Release issued last week, by V.K. Joseph, President, FIPRESCI-India.

Members of FIPRESCI-India have voted Nasir as the Best Indian Feature Film of 2020 out of the following TOP-10 films nominated for the final round (in alphabetical order):

1.1956 Central Travancore, Malayalam, 94M, Dir. Don Palathara.

2. A'hr, Malayalam English Hindi, 104M, Dir. Sanal Kumar Sasidharan.

3. Ashes on a Road Trip, Marathi, 109M, Dir. Mangesh Joshi.

4. Bridge, Assamese, 88M, Dir. Kripal Kalita.

5. Kosa, Hindi, 85M, Dir. Mohit Priyadarshi.

6. Laila Aur Satt Geet, Gojri-Hindi, 98M, Dir. Pushpendra Singh.

7. Mayar Jonjal, Bangla, 104M, Dir. Indranil Roychowdhury.

8. Nasir, Tamil, 78M. Dir. Arun Karthick. (Winner of Grand-Prix 2020)

9. Pinki Elli?, Kannada, 107M, Dir. Prithvi Konanur.

10.Sthalpuran, Marathi, 86M, Dir. Akshay Indikar.

The Award will be conferred in a programme at the earliest possible physical occasion, to be announced soon.


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About Siraj Syed

Syed Siraj
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Siraj Syed is a film-critic since 1970 and a Former President of the Freelance Film Journalists' Combine of India.

He is the India Correspondent of and a member of FIPRESCI, the international Federation of Film Critics, Munich, Germany

Siraj Syed has contributed over 1,015 articles on cinema, international film festivals, conventions, exhibitions, etc., most recently, at IFFI (Goa), MIFF (Mumbai), MFF/MAMI (Mumbai) and CommunicAsia (Singapore). He often edits film festival daily bulletins.

He is also an actor and a dubbing artiste. Further, he has been teaching media, acting and dubbing at over 30 institutes in India and Singapore, since 1984.

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