Jagran Film Festival 2023 awards brought together the crème de la crème of the Indian film industry in Mumbai.
Showman Subhash Ghai, a filmmaker, was honoured with the Icon of Indian Cinema Award. The Best Director Award was presented to Manish Mudra for the movie "Siya," while the Best Actor accolade was shared by Rani Mukherjee for "Mrs Chatterjee Vs Norway" and Jayaraj Kozhikod for "Jananam: 1947 Pranayam Thudarunnnu."
Manoj Bajpayee secured the OTT Best Actor Male title. Anupam Kher was declared the Actor of the Festival 2023 by popular choice, and Adil Hussain and Nathalia were lauded with the Audience Choice award for "International Foot Prints on Water."
The movie "Siya" received the Best Feature Film award in the Indian category, while "Travels Inside Foreign Heads" was honoured as the Best Feature Film in the International category. Additionally, "Tikdam," "Lavaste," and "Chidiyakhana" were acknowledged with special mentions for their outstanding contributions at the event.
Basant Rathore, Senior Vice-President- Strategy Brand and Business Development of Jagran Prakashan emphasised the immense popularity of the Jagran Film Festival, which strives to delight cinema enthusiasts each year by presenting a diverse array of unique and popular movies. He expressed gratitude to the exceptional jury tasked with selecting standout films and highlighted the festival's vital role in providing a platform for emerging talents to showcase insightful and thought-provoking films. Rathore also acknowledged the festival's significant milestone with its 11th edition, marking a decade of taking 'Cinematic Culture' to both metro and smaller cities across India, promoting an appreciation of cinematic art at the grassroots level.
The Jagran Film Festival kick started in Delhi on August 3 and travelled through Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Dehradun, Hisar, Ludhiana, Patna, Ranchi, Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Raipur, Indore. The festival culminated with Jagran Film Festival 2023 Awards on October 15 in Mumbai.