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'Joram' at Durban International Film Festival: Manoj Bajpayee wins Best Actor award

News Agencies | Updated on: 4 August 2023, 9:18 IST
Still from 'Joram'

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India]: Actor Manoj Bajpayee won the Best Actor Award for the film ‘Joram’ at the Durban International Film Festival 2023.

Taking to Instagram, actor Manoj Bajpayee and production house Zee Studios jointly shared a post and wrote, “#Joram shines bright with the top two awards at the prestigious @durbaninternationalfilmfest with the supremely talented @bajpayee.manoj winning the Best Actor award and @PiyushPuty bagging the Best Cinematography award.”

 Apart from this, ‘Joram’ also bagged the award for Best Cinematography.

Helmed by Devashish Makhija, 'Joram' is a survival-thriller about a displaced indigenous man, made in collaboration with Makhijafilm, an independent production house jointly owned by Devashish himself and curator-producer Anupama Bose.

It also features Tannishtha Chatterjee and Rajshri Deshpande in special appearances.

Recounting his experience of playing his role in Joram, Manoj Bajpayee earlier said, "The film Joram is a riveting story of a man torn between his past and present. I loved playing the intricate character, Darsu, whose past and present have a significant contrast. On the outside he looks like an ordinary man that people may not even notice, but in no way is he a common man! A brilliant story with such impactful characters! It's always been a pleasure working with Zee Studios & Devashish Makhija. I always remain very proud of my artistically fulfilling relationship with them."


First published: 4 August 2023, 9:18 IST