Dhanush Wins Best Actor for ‘Asuran’ At BRICS Film Festival

Dhanush recently won the Best Actor award at the BRICS Film Festival in Goa, which was held in conjunction with the International Film Festival of India (IFF). The actor turned to Twitter to let everyone know the good news. Asuran, directed by Vetrimaaran, was nominated for three National Awards. V Creations produces the picture, which is directed by Kalaipuli S Thanu.

Dhanush was recently seen in filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj’s direct-to-Netflix film Jagame Thandhiram. The actor is currently filming Maaran and Thiruchitrambalam, two of his forthcoming films.

Dhanush shared a poster of himself winning the BRICS Film Festival on Twitter on November 28. “An absolute honour (sic),” he wrote.

Lara Boldorini won Best Actor (Female) at the film festival for her work in the Brazilian film On Wheels. The Best Film Award was shared by the African film Barakat and the Russian film The Sun Above Me Never Sets.

Asuran is a Tamil-language period action drama film written and directed by Vetrimaaran and produced by Kalaipuli S. Thanu that was released in India in 2019. Poomani’s novel Vekkai is the inspiration for the film. Dhanush and Manju Warrier appear in the film, with the latter making her Tamil debut. G. V. Prakash Kumar composed the film’s music, continuing his partnership with Vetrimaaran. The narrative of the film is inspired by the real-life massacre of Kilvenmani in 1968. Asuran was released on 4 October 2019. The film was commercially successful at the box office. Asuran was also screened in the Best Foreign Film category at the 78th Golden Globe Awards. In Telugu, the film was remade as Narappa, with Venkatesh Daggubati and Priyamani in the major roles.  

Dhanush had previously received a National Award for the same film earlier this year.

The BRICS Film Festival is being held in conjunction with the IFFI for the first time. The BRICS film festival featured films from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

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