Taapsee Pannu's 'Thappad' bags two nominations at 14th Asian Film Awards alongside 'Parasite'; director Anubhav Sinha says 'look at the company'


Anubhav Sinha’s Thappad, featuring Taapsee Pannu, created a storm all across with its hard-hitting content and won immense appreciation from the audiences, critics and industry peers alike. Not just that, it became the most talked-about film of this year and charted a long run at the theatres. It’s certainly not surprising that the film, which has left a major impact globally, has bagged two big nominations – 'Best Film' and 'Best Editing' at the prestigious 14th Asian Film Awards.

The 14th Asian Film Awards nominations were released last week. A total of 39 films from 11 countries and regions are nominated for awards and it will present 16 awards recognising artistic and technical achievements in Asian cinema. For the first time ever, the awards presentation will align with the Busan International Film Festival. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the awards presentation will be broadcast online.  

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Anubhav Sinha informed excitedly, “When I was working on Thappad, I didn’t know that the thought or the messaging of the film would be accepted and appreciated so well, even globally. It’s only when I spoke to my non-Indian friends based in the USA, Germany, Taiwan and Malaysia, that I got to know about it. “I was actually planning to base the backdrop of the movie in a non-metro but the women members of my team informed me that the issue is prevalent in cities and upper-middle-class families too."

Continuing its winning streak, the film was recently bestowed upon not one but five awards at Kyoorius Advertising Awards 2020 announced recently. The ‘World’s Most Reported Trailer’ Campaign carried out for Thappad won the film 5 prestigious awards namely ‘Direct Response Film’, ‘Innovation in a digital marketing communication’, ‘Film advertising interactive films’, ‘Innovative use to social media’ and ‘PSA press advertising award’.