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TOP 10 of INdian Cinema

In a survey to judge the best of Indian Cinema in the year 2019, the IFI requested 09 eminent Film Critics of India to recommend their choice of top 10 Indian films and top three performances by an actor male and female in order of preference. The choices listed by the Critics were given marks by IFI e.g. the film rated by the Critic as No. 1 got 10 marks while the one placed at No. 10 got 01 marks. A similar formula was applied to the Performances by the Actors as well. The objective was to create a country-wide consensus on the Best of Indian Cinema which has largely been achieved if one goes by the Final List. The Final results are as under:  


  1. Article 15 (Hindi): Directed by Anubhav Sinha

  2. Super Deluxe (Tamil): Directed by Thiagarajan Kumararaja

  3. Gully Boy (Hindi): Directed by Zoya Akhtar

  4. Kumbalangi Nights (Malyalam) : Directed by Madhu C. Narayanan

  5. Uri: The Surgical Strike (Hindi): Directed by Aditya Dhar

  6. Gone Kesh (Hindi): Directed by Qasim Khallow

  7. The Sky Is Pink (Hindi): Directed by Shonali Bose

  8. To Let (Tamil): Directed by Chezhiyan

  9. Hellaro (Gujarati): Directed by Abhishek Shah 

  10. Ahaa Re (Bengali): Directed by Ranjan Ghosh 

best actor 2019 (male)

1. Vijay Sethupathi - Super Deluxe

2. Ranveer Singh - Gully Boy

3. Riddhi Sen & Prosenjit Chatterjee - Nagarkirtan & Mahalaya

best actor 2019 (FEmale)

1. Alia Bhatt - Gully Boy

2. Shweta Tripathi, Geetika Vidya Ohlyan & Lima Das- Gone Kesh, Soni & Aamis

3. Priyanka Chopra - The Sky Is Pink

The survey invited top 09 Film Critics of the country through a rating mechanism where a film rated by the Critic at No. 1 spot got 10 marks while the one placed at No. 10 got 01 mark and so on. The Critics who participated in the Survey included Swapan Mullick, Bharadwaj Rangan, Utpal Datta, Tanul Thakur, Murtaza Ali Khan, Sachin Chate, Siraj Syed, Chandi Mukherjee and MK Raghavendra. 

Participating Film Critics

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