Andhadhun, Tumbbad, Raazi lead News18 Reel Movie Awards 2019 nominations

Smaller budget films that won audiences over last year have picked up most of the nominations at this year News18 Reel Movie Awards 2019. Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi, starring Alia Bhatt as a spy, leads the pack with 14 nominations, while Sriram Raghavan’s Andhadhun with Ayushmann Khurrana as a blind piano player picked up 10 nominations. Rahi Anil Barve’s Tumbbad receiving eight nominations, including best film, was a pleasant and welcome surprise.

The family comedy Badhaai Ho is also nominated in eight categories, including best actor for Gajraj Rao and best actor (female) for actress Neena Gupta. Other smaller films that received notice were Anurag Kashyap’s Mukkabaaz, Nandita Das’s Manto, Dipesh Jain’s Gali Guleiyan and Anubhav Sinha’s Mulk.

Gupta who received her first nomination at the Reel Movie Awards said of the honour, “Modern cinema is slowly coming closer and taking a more realistic and varied form. Variety of subjects have been picked up by people and they have been successful so that’s a very important thing. Earlier, people did use to make films on different subjects but those films would never work commercially, so not many people continued making them. I think now is the best time in cinema, as it the story and the audience is ruling now.”

“Badhaai Ho is a very special film for me. It is one of the best that I have got so far, which had a good role for me and was loved by the people. It became a movie that was watched by a lot of people and loved as well. I think, we need more such awards that promote the goodwill of brilliant and unique storylines,” she continued.

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Badhaai Ho’s director Amit Ravindernath Sharma added, “I believe that the Indian film industry was always predominated by content. Lately, filmmakers sidelined the fact and tried to gain mileage for their films, riding on the names of big stars that featured in them. It was deemed to be short lived. But, the times are changing and the tables are turning. The future looks bright for filmmakers. It is an honour for me to be nominated for the Reel Movie Awards and I’d like to thank News18 for considering my work on par with directors like Meghna Gulzar and Sriram Raghavan.”

The 2nd edition of News18 Reel Movie Awards, hosted by film critic Rajeev Masand, will be held on 26 March 2019.

Below are the full nominations for the News18 Reel Movie Awards 2019:

Best Film

Badhaai Ho

Best Actor (Male)

Ayushmann Khurrana – Andhadhun
Gajraj Rao – Badhaai Ho
Vineet Kumar Singh – Mukkabaaz
Manoj Bajpayee – Gali Guleiyan
Vicky Kaushal – Manmarziyaan

Best Actor (Female)

Alia Bhatt – Raazi
Tabu – Andhadhun
Neena Gupta – Badhaai Ho
Taapsee Pannu – Manmarziyaan
Manisha Koirala – Lust Stories

Best Director

Amar Kaushik – Stree
Sriram Raghavan – Andhadhun
Rahi Anil Barve – Tumbbad
Amit Ravindernath Sharma – Badhaai Ho
Meghna Gulzar – Raazi

Best Supporting Actor (Male)

Pankaj Tripathi -Stree
Sunil Grover – Pataakha
Vicky Kaushal – Raazi
Manoj Pahwa – Mulk
Jaideep Ahlawat – Raazi

Best Supporting Actor (Female)

Rasika Dugal – Manto
Surekha Sikri – Badhaai Ho
Geetanjali Rao – October
Divya Dutta – Blackmail
Taapsee Pannu – Mulk

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Best Cinematography

Pankaj Kumar – Tumbbad
Kartik Vijay – Manto
Kai Miedendorp – Gali Guleiyan
Avinash Arun – Karwaan
Rajeev Ravi – Mukkabaaz

Best Screenplay

Raj and DK – Stree  
Akshat Ghildial – Badhaai Ho  
Bhavani Iyer – Raazi
Anurag Kashyap – Mukkabaaz
Arijit Biswas – Andhadhun

Best Dialogues

Anubhav Sinha – Mulk
Meghna Gulzar – Raazi
Sumit Arora – Stree
Arijit Biswas – Andhadhun
Akshat Ghildial – Badhaai Ho  

Best Song

‘Daryaa’ – Amit Trivedi (Manmarziyaan)
‘Dilbaro’ – Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (Raazi)
‘Ae Watan’ – Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy (Raazi)
‘Naina Da Kya Kasoor’ – Amit Trivedi (Andhadhun)
‘Thehar Ja’ – Abhishek Arora (October)

Best Lyrics

‘Chonch Ladhiyaan’ -Shellee (Manmarziyaan)
‘Dilbaro’ – Gulzar (Raazi)
‘Theher Ja’ – Abhiruchi Chand (October)
‘Paintra’ – Vineet Kumar Singh (Mukkabaaz)
‘Aahista’ – Irshad Kamil (Laila Majnu)

Best Playback Singer (Male)

Arijit Singh – Raazi title song (Raazi)
Amit Trivedi – ‘Naina Da Kya Kasoor’ (AndhaDhun)
Armaan Malik – ‘Thehar Ja’ (October)
Diljit Dosanjh – ‘Ishq Di Baaziyaan’ (Soorma)
Ammy Virk – ‘Daryaa’ (Manmarziyaan)

Best Playback Singer (Female)

Harshdeep Kaur – ‘Dilbaro’ (Raazi)
Sunidhi Chauhan – ‘Manwaa’ (October)
Jonita Gandhi – ‘Ahista’ (Laila Majnu)
Jyoti Nooran – ‘Halla’ (Manmarziyaan)
Rekha Bhardwaj – ‘Balma’ (Pataakha)

Best Score

Laila Majnu – Hitesh Sonik
Mukkabaaz – Prashant Pillai
Raazi – Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Tumbbad – Jesper Kyd
Stree – Ketan Sodha

Best Editing

Pooja Ladha Surti – AndhaDhun
Nitin Baid – Raazi
Sanyukta Kaza – Tumbbad
Sreekar Prasad – Manto
Aarti Bajaj – Mukkabaaz

Best Production Design

Nitin Zihani Choudhary – Tumbbad
Sujata Sharma – Gali Guleiyan
Rita Ghosh – Manto
Ratheesh UK – Badhaai Ho
Meenal Agarwal – Pari

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Best Costume

Chandrashekhar Salvi – Tumbbad
Karishma Sharma – Pataakha
Sheetal Sharma – Manto
Shahid Amir – Love Sonia
Prashant Sawant – Manmarziyaan

Best Sound

Bishwadeep Chatterjee – October
Madhu Apsara – Andhadhun
Kunal Sharma – Tumbbad
Robert Kellough – Gali Guleiyan
Sanjay Maurya – Manmarziyaan

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