MAMI 2023 closing ceremony highlights: ‘Towards The Tide’, ‘Agra’ win honours


Mira Nair presents Golden Gateway prize to filmmaker Sarvnik Kaur

The Jio MAMI Mumbai Movie Pageant 2023 concluded with a grand closing ceremony on the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC) on Friday night. The pageant, returning with a bodily version after 4 years, screened over 300 movies in 70 languages with a highlight on South Asian cinema.

Sarvnik Kaur’s documentary Towards the Tide on the lives of the Koli fishing group in Mumbai gained the highest Golden Gateway award within the South Asia Competitors on the pageant. The Silver Gateway award went to Bahadur – The Courageous by Diwa Shah and the Particular Jury Award went to Kanu Behl’s Agra. The awards have been offered by the primary competitors jury headed by veteran filmmaker Mira Nair.

Mira Nair was Head of Jury for the South Asia Competition at this year’s MAMI

Mira Nair was Head of Jury for the South Asia Competitors at this 12 months’s MAMI

The closing ceremony was hosted by actor Kalki Koechlin and attended by Bollywood notables like Janhvi Kapoor, Manushi Chhillar, filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj and others. It was adopted by a screening of Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla.

Actor Kalki Koechlin hosted the closing ceremony of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2023

Actor Kalki Koechlin hosted the closing ceremony of the Jio MAMI Mumbai Movie Pageant 2023

Actor Janhvi Kapoor attends the closing ceremony at Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC) 

Actor Janhvi Kapoor attends the closing ceremony at Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre (NMACC) 

Manushi Chhillar

Manushi Chhillar

Vishal Bhardwaj

Vishal Bhardwaj

The Movie Critics Guild Gender Sensitivity Award was offered to Barir Naam Shahana (A Home Named Shahana) by Leesa Gazi. The movie narrates the story of Dipa, a younger divorced lady in a rural city in 90s Bangladesh.

Shahrukhkhan Chavada receives the Rashid Irani Young Critics’ Choice Award

Shahrukhkhan Chavada receives the Rashid Irani Younger Critics’ Selection Award

Debut director Shahrukhkhan Chavada’s Ahmedabad-set black-and-white characteristic Kayo Kayo Color? (Which Color?) gained the Rashid Irani Younger Critics’ Selection Award.

The NETPAC award was conferred on Indian filmmaker Dominic Sangma’s Rimdogittanga (Rapture), a delicate drama set within the Garo hills of Meghalaya.

The IMDb Viewers Selection Award on the Jio MAMI was offered to The Monk and the Gun by Pawo Choyning Dorji. The trans-national co-production is Bhutan’s official entry to the Oscars.

Whereas the closing ceremony befell on November 3, the pageant will proceed with screenings of choose standard titles on November 4 and 5.



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