Asian Film Awards: Ponniyin Selvan lands 6 nominations, RRR bags 2

SS Rajamouli’s RRR and Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan 1 have received multiple nominations at the Asian Film Awards 2023


The nomination list for the 16th Asian Film Awards was released on January 6. The award ceremony will be held on March 12 in Hong Kong. In a great feat for India, Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan 1 was among the nomination in six categories including the best film! On the other hand, SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus RRR also made it to two categories. Interestingly, Ponniyin Selvan 1 and RRR are the only two Indian films that have made it to the nominations this year

Celebrating the big news on Instagram, the RRR makers wrote: “Very happy to share that RRR is in the LONGLIST of BAFTA Film Awards. Thank you everyone.” Unfortunately, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi couldn’t make it to the final cut.

RRR international awards 

RRR has been finding a prominent place in many international award nominations. On Friday, Rajamouli bagged the Best Director Award at the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC). The director also received a standing ovation from the audience when his name was announced for the Best Director Award. Rajamouli opted for Indian attire in a grey kurta pajama with a cream shawl. On December 15, the film won four nominations at HCA Film Awards. 

RRR team to attend Golden Globes

The RRR is all set to add another prestigious award to their name in Los Angeles at Golden Globes. The RRR team including SS Rajamouli, his family, Ram Charan and his wife Upasana, MM Keeravani, will attend the award ceremony. The award ceremony will take place on January 11, 2023, in Los Angeles. The film has been nominated under the Best Motion Picture – Non-English Language category and Best Original Song – Motion Picture category for the song Naatu Naatu.

RRR, which stars Ram Charan, Jr NTR, Alia Bhatt, and Ajay Devgn among others, is the fictional retelling of the lives of revolutionary freedom fighters Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem.

Ponniyin Selvan I and RRR nominations at Asian Film Awards 

Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan I and SS Rajamouli’s RRR have been nominated in the 16th Asian Film Awards as well. PS 1 was nominated in six categories including the best film and RRR was nominated in two categories. The 16th Asian Film Awards will be held at 7:30pm on 12 March (Sunday) at the Hong Kong Palace Museum. 

Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan 1 has been nominated in six categories – Best Film, Sreekar Prasad for Best Editing, Ravi Varman for Best Cinematography, A.R Rahman for Best Original Music, Eka Lakhani for Best Costume Design and Thota Tharani for Best Production Design.

Meanwhile, SS Rajamouli’s RRR has been nominated for Srinivas Mohan for Best Visual Effects and Ashwin Rajashekar for Best Sound.