Vyjayanthi Movies’ production “Sita Ramam” has achieved a remarkable feat by clinching the coveted ‘Best Indian Film’ award at the esteemed Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2023. This achievement not only makes India proud but also garners global recognition for the film. The movie stars renowned actors Dulquer Salmaan, Mrunal Thakur, and Rashmika Mandana in pivotal roles. Directed and written by Hanu Raghavapudi, the period romantic drama is an Indian Telugu-language creation co-produced by Vyjayanthi Movies and Swapna Cinema.
In a social media post, Vyjayanthi Movies expressed their elation by sharing, “First and the most special award. Best Indian Film @iffmelbourne thank u and thank u govt of Australia for appreciating our labour of love… so honoured to be there…”
Adding to the accolades, the lead actress of ‘Sita Ramam,’ Mrunal Thakur, received the ‘Diversity in Cinema’ award, a fitting tribute to her remarkable performance in the movie.
The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), now in its 14th edition, is renowned for showcasing an array of diverse, inclusive, and groundbreaking films and filmmakers. It serves as a platform to celebrate the best of Indian cinema from the Indian subcontinent.
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The festival included an insightful discussion as part of the IIFM Chats segment, focusing on the global impact of South Indian cinema. The panel featured Vyjayanthi Movies’ Swapna Dutt Chalasani and Priyanka Dutt, along with ‘Sita Ramam’ director Hanu Raghavapudi. The film’s accolade was accepted by these individuals on behalf of the team.
The awards ceremony was held in the iconic Hamer Hall in Melbourne and saw the presence of prominent artists, filmmakers, and enthusiasts, including Karan Johar, Rani Mukerji, Shabana Azmi, Mrunal Thakur, Abhishek Bachchan, Anurag Kashyap, Kartik Aaryan, and more.
Vyjayanthi Movies, known for their pioneering work in the film industry, has their next project titled ‘Kalki 2898 AD’ in the pipeline. This highly anticipated film boasts an ensemble cast of A-listers such as Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Prabhas, Deepika Padukone, and Disha Patani. With its mythology-inspired sci-fi theme set in the future, ‘Kalki 2898 AD’ is expected to captivate audiences with its spectacular visuals and storytelling