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TOP 10 of INdian Cinema - 2022

In a survey to judge the best of Indian Cinema in the year 2022, the IFI requested 06 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. ‘Kantara' (Kannada) directed by Rishab Shetty, and 'Gangubai Kathiawadi'(Hindi) directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Tied)

  2. ‘Chhello Show’ (Gujarati) directed by Pan Nalin

  3. ‘Ponniyin Selvan: I’ (Tamil) directed by Mani Ratnam  

  4. 'Jalsa' (Hindi) directed by Suresh Triveni

  5. 'Rocketry- The Nambi Effect' (Tamil, Hindi) directed by R. Madhavan

  6. 'Dostojee' (Bengali) directed by Prasun Chatterjee

  7. 'Ariyippu' (Malayalam) directed by Mahesh Narayanan

  8. 'RRR' (Telugu) directed by S.S. Rajamouli

  9. 'Pada' (Malayalam) directed by Kamal K.M.

  10. 'Upasharga' (Assamese) directed Kangkan Deka

best actor 2022 (male)

1. Kunchacko Boban (Pada, Ariyippu, & Nna Thaan Case Kodu)

2. Rishab Shetty (Kantara)

3. R. Madhavan ( Rocketry- The Nambi Effect) and Kamal Hassan (Vikram), and Vijay Sethupati [19(1)(a)] jointly

best actor 2022 (FEmale)

1. Alia Bhatt (Gangubai Kathiawadi)

2. Sai Pallavi (Gargi)

3. Deepika Padukone (Gehraiyaan)

The ratings were contributed by renowned Film Critics from all over the country Baradwaj Rangan (Chennai), Swapan Mullick (Kolkata), M K Raghavendra (Bangalore), Dalton Christopher (Kochi), Murtaza Ali Khan (New Delhi) and Utpal Datta (Guwahati). Organized by the Indian Film Institute established by Manoj Srivastava, Former Head of IFFI Goa and Saibal Chatterjee, Film Critic, the ratings are spread over three categories only and cover over a pool of 41 feature films from all filmmaking regions of the country. The films rated by Film Critics as Number 1 are given 10 marks and so on. The final compilation is released by the Institute each year. Talking about the ratings, Manoj Srivastava, Chairman, Indian Film Institute said, ”The IFI bases its selection of Jurors keeping in mind proper representation of all film making regions and strives to maintain transparency in award selection process. These are by far the most respected and honest ratings anywhere in the country.”

Participating Film Critics

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