Asian Academy Awards: Netflix’s Pagglait, Ajeeb Daastaans and two more movies become National winners
OTT platform Netflix has been giving out some award-winning movies and shows. And now, we have learned that four Indian movies namely Ajeeb Daastaans, Bombay Begums, Pagglait, and Serious Men recently became National winners at the Asian Academy Awards show.
After the nominations at the 49th International Emmy Award and Asia Contents Awards 2021, Netflix India added another feather to its cap by winning these prestigious awards. Konkona Sen Sharma won Best Actress in a Leading Role for playing the character of Bharti Mandal in Netflix’s anthology film Ajeeb Daastaans: Geeli Pucchi. Ajeeb Daastaans also won an award for the Best Single Drama/Anthology episode for Geeli Pucchi.
On other hand, Serious Men won 2 awards. While Alexander Surkala took home the Best Cinematography award, Atanu Mukherjee won for Best Editing.
Amruta Subhash won Best Actress in a Supporting for her role in Bombay Begums. Last but not least, Pagglait won the Best Sound category and Umesh Bist won Best Original screenplay. The country winners will further go on to represent India in December’s Grand Awards & Gala Final.
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Sharing her excitement, Konkona said, “I am delighted and honoured to be recognised for my work globally and represent India in the Best Actress in a Leading Role category at AAAs. Playing the role of Bharti was an enriching experience. I am thankful to the team Ajeeb Dastaans and Netflix for their efforts and the audience for their love. Thank You for all the love for Geeli Puchi!”
Speaking about the win for Geeli Pucchi, a part of Netflix’s anthology film Ajeeb Daastaans, Director Neeraj Ghaywan said, “Ajeeb Daastaans beautifully tells the story of four strangely contrasting stories that delve into fractured relationships and unexplored spaces. Geeli Pucchi has been a genuine attempt at Dalit discourse and intersectionality in cinema.”
Talking about Asian Academy Awards, the Grand Awards will take place on December 2 and the Red Carpet and Gala Awards on December 3.