The Viral Fever

The Viral Fever (TVF)

Where: Gullak, Hostel Daze, Shantit Kranti, Tharagathi Gadhi Daati

Why: If creating relatable content for the Indian youth was an art form, TVF would be one of its leading artists. They know exactly how to tug at the heartstrings of their viewers through topical content, touching upon nostalgia, adulthood, politics and the education system - all packed with dialogues that feel like everyday exchanges. This is evident from the warmth of Gullak on SonyLIV, to the charm of Hostel Daze. The TVF team even took it a notch higher by expanding to a variety of regional-language content this year, ranging from Shantit Kranti in Marathi to Tharagathi Gadhi Daati in Telugu.



Pa. Ranjith

Directed and co-wrote an emotionally intimate take on the underdog boxing film

Chaitanya Tamhane

Chaitanya Tamhane

His second feature was one of the year's best films and won big at the Venice Film Festival


Pratik Gandhi

For his incredible breakout portrayal of Harshad Mehta


B Praak

Set new records with songs like Filhaal 2, Ranjha and Mann Bharya 2.0