Manoj Bajpayee and Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s movies might not have particular significance and buzz when they release in India, but internationally they get the appreciation they deserve. The two National Film Awardees of India were well received at the Asia Asia Pacific Screen Awards held in Brisbane, Australia on Thursday. The award unites 70 countries and areas adding up to nearly 4.5 billion people, and half the world’s film output.
The Aligarh actor won the best actor award for his role as Siras in the film. In the film Manoj Bajpayee’s character had stooped shoulders, a hesitant smile and his eyes seem permanently bewildered by the brutality of the world. That may or may not have brought in a lot of audiences to the theatres, but Hansal Mehta’s film surely has managed to gain appreciation on an international platform.
Anurag Kashyap and Nawazuddin Siddiqui had received a standing ovation at the Cannes film festival this year for their excellent performance and direction in the film Raman Raghav 2.0.
— APSA (@APScreenAwards) November 24, 2016
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) November 24, 2016