Amongst various other award winners at the 2018 New York Indian Film Festival, Manoj Bajpayee caught everyone’s attention as he received the award for Best Actor for Gali Guleiyan – a film which has not yet had its official release worldwide. Gali Guleiyan, aka, In the Shadows was premiered at the 22nd Busan International Film Festival back in 2017, and has received an immense amount of critical acclaim for the plot, as well as for Manoj Bajpayee’s amazing portrayal of the main character.
Following his felicitation, Manoj Bajpayee uploaded a post on his personal Twitter account, announcing Gali Guleiyan’s achievement at the New York Indian Film Festival, and thanking the entire team of the movie, especially the director, Dipesh Jain.
In the following statement, Dipesh announced that the crew of Gali Guleiyan was extremely thrilled to hear about Manoj’s prestigious award as he praised the actor for his phenomenal acting in the movie. Gali Guleiyan follows the psychological drama of a man “trapped within the walls and alleys of Old Delhi and his own mind”, and according to Dipesh Jain, Manoj Bajpayee immersed himself into the character and played his life as if it were his own.
Produced and directed by Dipesh, along with Suchi Jain from Exstant Motion Pictures, after traveling more than 15 international film festivals, Gali Guleiyan is finally expected to get an Indian release sometime in 2018.