Amazon Celebrates Big Wins at Melbourne Indian International Festival | Television

MUMBAI – Amazon Prime Video wins grand prize at 2021 Melbourne Indian Film Festival. The streaming platform released a celebratory press release, counting their achievements!

“Soorarai Pottru” won Best Picture and Suriya Sivakumar was awarded Best Performance “(male) for his role in the film. Manoj Bajpayee received Best Performance in a Web Series (Male) for his phenomenal performance as Srikant Tiwari in the Amazon original series “The Family Man Season 2”, while Samantha Akkineni won “Best Performance in a Web Series” (female). The Malayalam family drama, “The Great Indian Kitchen “on Amazon Prime Video won recognition for” (Genre) Equality in Cinema (Feature) “.

“Mirzapur Season 2” and “Sherni” also made an appearance at the Festival, which is the largest festival of its kind in Australia celebrating the best of Indian cinema in all its forms. The festival showcases a wide range of Indian content and encapsulates the best in entertainment from the Indian subcontinent.

“Mirzapur Season 2” won the category “Best Web Series”, Vidya Balan won the honor of the best performance in “Sherni”.

Sharing their enthusiasm for the awards, an Amazon spokesperson said, “At Amazon Prime Video, our goal has been to produce stories that connect, inspire, spark thought and at the same time entertain our audiences across the globe. . Take into account our customers and their needs; we are working customer back. The many victories at the prestigious Melbourne Indian Film Festival reinforce that our efforts to create and organize for our consumers are working. It is also recognition of the hard work of the team, the entire cast and the team of our titles. The past year has not been an easy year for any of us, and at Prime Video we are happy to bring joy to the safety and comfort of consumers’ homes around the world.

Sharing his enthusiasm for the victory, Puneet Krishna, creator of “Mirzapur Season 2” said, “I am thrilled beyond words. As the creator of “Mirzapur”, the series is extremely close to my heart. It was an incredible experience to unveil the fascinating universe of “Mirzapur” to audiences around the world, filled with the most distinct characters, each of whom has unique nuances to portray. In the second season, we widened the canvas and made it more grainy and fierce while upping the staking and bringing more characters into the narrative. And that surely worked in our favor. This recognition reflects the popularity of the show and its reputation with the public. I thank Excel Entertainment and Amazon Prime Video for giving me this opportunity.

A delighted Vidya Balan said: “I am delighted to receive this award at the Melbourne Indian Film Festival. “Sherni” was special to me not only for the character I got to play, but because he plunged into a less explored space in the cinema. It is a relevant subject that had to be told. This award is for my team. I am also grateful to the audience for all the love and this award is the icing on the cake.

Regarding the great victory of “Soorarai Pottru”, the main actor and producer of the film Suriya said: “It is double the celebration for us with” Soorarai Pottru “winning the best film award at the Film Festival Indian from Melbourne and the award for best actor being awarded to me. This film was made with a lot of heart and to see it finally recognized on a global platform is heartwarming and incredibly special. It is a huge honor for us as team and I thank Amazon Prime Video for making the movie reach audiences all over the world and my fans for pouring out so much love.

As Best Actor in a Web Series (Male), Manoj Bajpayee said, “I am superbly excited and humbled for the victory at the Melbourne Indian Film Festival. As a character, Srikant Tiwari’s sense of conflict was his greatest strength and it allowed me to explore the finer nuances of humor, drama and thrill, all put together. I’ll always be at a loss for words to describe the adulation “The Family Man” has garnered around the world and this award only increases that honor. As an artist, I am inspired and motivated to do better with every role that comes my way and stay true to my craft.

Samantha Akkineni said: “I am absolutely delighted to receive this award. It was a dream come true for me to make a digital debut on Amazon Prime Video in “The Family Man Season 2”, which captivated audiences around the world with its gripping storyline and thrills. Raji has been one of the most complex and intense roles of my career that took a lot of preparation and required me to dig deep. I am grateful to Raj & DK for conceiving such a powerful female character and being able to see me beyond the pretty girl image that many could not look beyond. I am grateful to the Melbourne Indian Film Festival jury for this honor and look forward to other such groundbreaking roles as an actor.

Darcy J. Skinner

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