This is the third time Harikumar is called for to become a part of a national jury. He was nominated in 1996 and 2008 awards jury. Films for awards will be selected in a different method from this year onwards. Only films selected by regional committee will be considered for National Awards.
Harikumar directed many award winning films like Sukritham, Udhyana Paalakan and Ayanam. Sadgamaya, featuring Suresh Gopi and Navya Nair. is his latest work.
Award winning Malayalam director Hari Kumar has been selected as a jury for this year's National Film Awards. He was nominated by the Government of India to the committee headed by Bollywood director Ramesh Sippy.