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.
Directed and co-wrote an emotionally intimate take on the underdog boxing film
His second feature was one of the year's best films and won big at the Venice Film Festival
For his incredible breakout portrayal of Harshad Mehta
Set new records with songs like Filhaal 2, Ranjha and Mann Bharya 2.0