Dhanush wins Best Actor for Asuran at BRICS Film Festival

Dhanush (Photo by STRDEL / AFP via Getty Images)

By: Mohnish Singh

Indian actor Dhanush was named Best Actor at the BRICS Film Festival, which runs alongside the 52nd India International Film Festival (IFFI) which ended on Sunday, November 28. The multi-award-winning actor received the award for his critical and commercial success in Tamil film Asuran (2019). Interestingly, Dhanush had won a national award for the same film earlier this year.

The actor took to Twitter to share a poster for the film that won him the prestigious award. “An absolute honor,” he wrote.

Realized by Vetrimaaran, Asuran is a period film starring Dhanush and Manju Warrier in the lead roles. It is the adaptation to the big screen of a novel entitled Vekkai. Ken Karunas, Teejay Arunasalam, Pasupathy, and Prakash Raj played important supporting characters in the film.

The film was also screened at the 78th Golden Globe Awards in the Best Foreign Film category. It was remade in Telugu as Narappa, with Venkatesh Daggubati and Priyamani as central characters.

The IFFI closing ceremony was attended by Manoj Bajpayee, Randhir Kapoor, main guest Madhuri Dixit as well as Union Minister Anurag Thakur and Goa CM Pramod Sawant. The film festival, which opened on November 20, took place partly on the ground and virtually. Film by famous Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi A hero closed the famous gala. The film won the Grand Prix at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.

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