Critics’ Choice Awards: Manoj Bajpayee wins Best Actor for Bhonsle


Manoj Bajpayee the co-producer and the lead actor of Bhonsle won a Critics’ Choice Award in the Best Actor category. It was announced on 14th February at an award function held in Mumbai.

Bhonsle is co-produced by Golden Ratio Films, a Film Production and Distribution arm of the renowned Singapore-based Media Investment entity, Vistas Media Capital (VMC). The plot revolves around a police constable, played by Manoj Bajpayee, who lives in a chawl and wants to extend his service. Set in the backdrop is the Ganesh Chaturthi festival where Constable Bhonsle befriends a North Indian girl and her brother who among other migrants are targeted by local politicians.

The film strongly highlights the reality of migrant politics and the challenges that come along with it. It’s sensitive cinematography builds curiosity well as the story moves forward. Bhonsle also recently won the Asia Pacific Screen Award and was nominated in 2 categories for the Filmfare OTT Awards.

Piiyush Singh, COO, Golden Ratio Films, said, “We are thrilled to make movies that elucidate the reality of today and wish to continue to steer people’s  perspectives with our work.  The efforts put in by the team to portray the struggles of migrants have touched the hearts of many. A well-deserved win for Manoj Bajpayee for the Best Actor category.”

Critics’ Choice Awards rewards and recognises creativity, ingenuity, and quality. As a pan-India award it represents the diverse range of filmmaking in the country. It honours talent and displays the rich culture of films across languages, styles and themes.

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