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TOP 10 of INdian Cinema - 2020

In a survey to judge the best of Indian Cinema in the year 2020, the IFI requested 07 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. ‘Eeb Allay Ooo’ (Hindi) directed by Prateek Vats 

  2. ‘Thappad’ (Hindi) directed by Anubhav Sinha 

  3. ‘Sir’ (Hindi) directed by Rohena Gera   

  4. ‘Ayyappanum Koshiyum’ (Malayalam) directed by Sachy  

  5. ‘C U Soon’ (Malayalam) directed by Mahesh Narayanan 

  6. ‘Bhonsle’ (Hindi) directed by Devashish Makhija 

  7. ‘Jallikattu’ (Malayalam) directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery 

  8. ‘The Disciple’ (Marathi) directed by Chaitanya Tamhane  

  9. ‘Biriyaani’ (Malayalam) directed by Sajin Baabu 

  10. ‘Borun Babur Bandhu’(Bengali) /’Chintu Ka Birthday’ (Hindi) directed by  Anik Dutta  and directed by Devanshu Singh respectively.

best actor 2020 (male)

1. Fahadh Fasil - Trance

2. Manoj Bajpayee - Bhonsle, jointly with Nawazuddin Siddiqui - Serious Men

best actor 2020 (FEmale)

1. Tilottama Shome - Sir

2. Tapsee Pannu- Thappad, jointly with Aishwarya Rajesh - Ka Pae Ranasingam

The survey invited top 07 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 Baradwaj Rangan, Tanul Thakur, Sachin Chate, M K Raghavendra, Chandi Mukherjee, Murtaza Ali Khan and Utpal Datta.

Participating Film Critics

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