‘Newton’ & ‘Mukti Bhawan’ Win Big at the REEL Movie Awards

Check out all the winners & nominees at The REEL Movie Awards.

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‘Newton’ & ‘Mukti Bhawan’ Win Big at the REEL Movie Awards

Just when you thought that the awards season is done and dusted, here comes another one of those shows. But this one carries the promise of being distinct since the first ever News18 REEL Movie Awards seek to recognise and reward new age cinema. These awards also acknowledge the spurt in the number of non-studio movies/OTT platforms, professionals creating "new age" content.

The awards bridge the gap between ‘popular’ and ‘critics’ choice’ accolades.

Here are the list of nominees and winners in the On-Screen and Behind the Scenes award categories. This list largely steers clear of commercial cinema of the ‘100 cr club’ variety and aims to honour independent cinema and small-budget gems.

Rajkummar Rao won the award for Breakthrough Actor. Without further ado - the rest of the winners.


Best Film



Mukti Bhawan

A Death in the Gunj

Lipstick Under My Burkha

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

Winner: Mukti Bhawan

Best Director


Amit Masurkar: Newton

Amit Masurkar, the director of Newton.
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

Alankrita Srivastava: Lipstick Under My Burkha

Alankrita Shrivastava, the director of Lipstick Under My Burkha.
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

R S Prasanna: Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

R S Prasanna the director of Shubh Mangal Saavdhan.
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter)

Shubhashish Bhutiani: Mukti Bhawan

Shubhashish Bhutiani the director of Mukti Bhawan.
(Photo: Twitter)

Konkona Sen Sharma: A Death in the Gunj

Konkana Sen Sharma, director of A Death In The Gunj.
(Photo: Twitter)

Winner: Amit Masurkar: Newton


Best Actor


Rajkummar Rao: Trapped

Actor Rajkummar Rao in the film Trapped.
(Photo: Twitter)

Ayushmann Khurrana: Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana in Shubh Mangal Savdhan.
(Photo: Twitter)

Adil Hussain: Mukti Bhawan

Actor Adil Hussain in Mukti Bhawan.
(Photo: Twitter)

Vikrant Maissey: A Death In The Gunj

Actor Vikrant Maissey in A Death In The Gunj
(Photo: Twitter)

Irrfan Khan: Hindi Medium

Actor, Irrfan Khan in Hindi Medium
(Photo: Twitter)

Winner: Irrfan Khan: Hindi Medium

Best Actress


Bhumi Pednekar: Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

Actor Bhumi Pednekar in Shubh Mangal Saavdhan.
(Photo: Twitter)

Ratna Pathak Shah: Lipstick Under My Burkha

Actor Ratna Pathak Shah in Lipstick Under My Burkha.
(Photo: Twitter)

Swara Bhaskar: Anaarkali of Aarah

Actor Swara Bhaskar in Anaarkali of Aarah
(Photo: Twitter)

Vidya Balan: Tumhari Sulu

Actor Vidya Balan in Tumhari Sulu
(Photo: Twitter)

Zaira Wasim: Secret Superstar

Actor Zaira Wasim in Secret Superstar
(Photo: Twitter)

Winner: Ratna Pathak Shah: Lipstick Under My Burkha


Best Supporting Actor


Pankaj Tripathi: Newton

Actor Pankaj Tripathi in Newton.
(Photo: Twitter)

Rajkummar Rao: Barilley ki Barfi

Actor Rajkummar Rao in Barilley ki Barfi
(Photo: Twitter)

Ranvir Shorey: A Death In The Gunj

Actor Ranvir Shorey in A Death In The Gunj
(Photo: Twitter)

Lalit Bahl: Mukti Bhawan

Actor Lalit Bahl in Mukti Bhawan.
(Photo : Twitter)

Deepak Dobriya: Hindi Medium

Actor Deepak Dobriya in Hindi Medium.
(Photo : Twitter)

Winner: Pankaj Tripathi: Newton

Best Supporting Actress


Seema Pahwa: Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

Actor Seema Pahwa in Shubh Mangal Saavdhan.
(Photo : Twitter)

Meher Vij: Secret Superstar

Actor Meher Vij in Secret Superstar
(Photo : Twitter)

Divya Dutta: Babumoshai Bandookbaaz

Actor Divya Dutta in Babumoshai Bandookbaaz
(Photo : Twitter)

Kalki Koechlin: A Death In The Gunj

Actor Kalki Koechlin in A Death In The Gunj
(Photo : Twitter)

Tilotama Shome: A Death In The Gunj

Actor Tilotama Shome in A Death In The Gunj

Winner: Meher Vij: Secret Superstar


Best Web Series


Laakhon Mein Ek

Bose: Dead/Alive


TVF Bachelors (Season 2)

Going Viral Pvt Ltd

Winner: TVF Bachelors (Season 2)

Behind The Scene Awards


Best Cinematography


  • Swapnil S. Sonawane: Newton
  • Michael McSweeney & David Huwiler- Mukti
  • Sirsha Ray: A Death In The Gunj
  • Jessica Lee & Pankaj Kumar: Daddy
  • Vivek Shah: Gurgaon

Winner: Sirsha Ray: A Death In The Gunj

Best Sound


  • Niraj Gera: Newton
  • Rahul Badwelkar: Lipstick Under My Burkha
  • Pritam Das: Secret Superstar
  • Udit Duseja: Daddy
  • Anish John: Trapped

Winner: Anish John: Trapped


Best Art/Production Design


  • Parul Sondh: Daddy
  • Siddarth Sirohi: A Death In The Gunj
  • Subrata Chakraborty & Amit Ray: Meri Pyaari Bindu
  • Vikram Singh: Lipstick Under My Burkha
  • Ashwini Shrivastav: Anaarkali Ka Aarah

Winner: Parul Sondh: Daddy

Best Editing


  • Shweta Venkat: Newton
  • Aarif Sheikh & Manas: A Death In The Gunj
  • Chandrashekhar Prajapati & Nitin Baid: Bareilly Ki Barfi
  • Manas Mittal: Mukti Bhawan
  • A. Sreekar Prasad: Hindi Medium

Winner: Shweta Venkat: Newton


Best Music


  • Sachin-Jigar: Meri Pyaari Bindu
  • Sachin-Jigar: Hindi Medium
  • Various Artists: Badrinath Ki Dulhania
  • Various Artists: Tumhari Sulu
  • Pritam Chakraborty & Jigar Saraiya: Raabta

Winner: Tumhari Sulu

Best Screenplay


  • Amit Masukar & Mayank Tewari: Newton
  • Nitesh Tiwari & Shreyas Jain: Bareilly Ki Barfi
  • Alankrita Shrivastava & Suhani Kanwar: Lipstick Under My Burkha
  • Disha Rindani, Konkana Sen Sharma: A Death In The Gunj
  • Advait Chandan: Secret Superstar

Winner: Mukti Bhawan wins award for Best Screenplay, despite not being nominated in that category.


Best Dialogues


  • Amit V Masurkar & Mayank Tiwari: Newton
  • Hitesh Kewalya: Shubh Mangal Saavdhan
  • Nitesh Tiwari & Shreyas Jain: Bareilly Ki Barfi
  • Subhash Kapoor: Jolly LLB 2
  • Amitosh Nagpal: Hindi Medium

Winner: Amitosh Nagpal: Hindi Medium

Best Male Playback Singer


  • Arijit Singh, Haareya: Meri Pyaari Bindu
  • Arijit Singh, Roke Na Ruke Naina: Badrinath Ki Dulhania
  • Akhil Sachdeva, Humsafar: Badrinath Ki Dulhania
  • Guru Randhawa, Banja Tu Meri Rani: Tumhari Sulu

Winner: Guru Randhawa, Banja Tu Meri Rani: Tumhari Sulu


Best Female Playback Singer


  • Meghna Mishra, Nachdi Phira: Secret Superstar
  • Monali Thakur, Khol De Baahein: Meri Pyari Bindu
  • Rokini Gupta, Rafu: Tumhari Sulu
  • Nikhita Gandhi, Raabta: Raabta

Winner: Meghna Mishra, Nachdi Phira: Secret Superstar

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