Nominations for India’s first Critics Choice Film Awards announced for Regional Films

Nominations for India’s first Critics Choice Film Awards announced for Regional Films

Rajeev Masand-Critic, Zoya Akhtar, Vidya Balan and Anupama Chopra-Chairperson of FCG at the Press Conference of CCA

The Critics’ Choice Film Awards will be held on April 21st, 2019 from 8 p.m. onwards(IST)

Zoya Akhtar, a well-known Indian film director and Vidya Balan, a leading Indian actor, together announced the nominees for India’s first Critics Choice Film Awards that honors and celebrates talent in cinema across 8 languages in India including: Tamil, Telegu, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Malayalam and of course Hindi. The awards are brought together by Motion Content Group and The Film Critics Guild (FCG) in association with Vistas Media.

India produces more exceptional and artistically diverse movies than any other country, with nearly 2000 films being made every year as per a study released by UNESCO in 20151. For a country that is known the world over for its diversity of cultures, and languages, it’s only fitting that regional films that showcased exemplary performances get to be a part of this prestigious platform. The nominated films from regional languages across the country include:

Film Critics Guild Members With Vidya Balan and Zoya Akhtar


Pariyerum Perumal

Vada Chennai

Merku Thodarchi Malai



Lathe Joshi




Care of Kancharapalem







Ee Ma Yau

Sudani From Nigeria




Rainbow Jelly

Ek Je Chillo Raja


Ondalla Eradalla


Ammacchiyemba Nenapu

The awards will be held on April 21st, 2019 at Rang Mandir, Bandra, Mumbai and will be hosted by Neha Dhupia, the well-known Indian film actor. A jury of the country’s most credible film critics who aim to honor and celebrate the brilliance in Indian cinema will be deliberating over the winners for this awards ceremony.

About Film Critics Guild:

The Film Critics Guild, India’s first registered association of film critics, is a geographically diverse cross-section of professionals who have come together to streamline the ethical and quality standards for film criticism in the country. With India’s most credible critics — representing print, radio, broadcast, and the web — at its helm, the Guild is dedicated to maintaining the highest level of integrity amongst its members and evaluating works of cinema that stand apart in their story-telling.

About Motion Content Group:

Motion Content Group is a global content investment and rights management company. It invests and partners with the world’s leading talent, producers and distributors to fund, develop, produce and distribute premium content. Motion supports editorially and commercially vibrant networks and platforms by helping meet the ever-increasing demand for premium content, for the benefit of advertisers and its content partners. Headquartered in London and Los Angeles, Motion currently operates in 26 countries worldwide and has a broad range of award-winning programming distributed globally.