Malayalam débutante director Siddique Chennamangalur raised his
doubts over the way in which the regional jury select films for
competition in the National Awards. Siddique Chennamangalur's film
Oomakkuyil Padumpol was not included in competition at the
Hurt by the non inclusion of his film Oomakkuyil
Padumpol at the 59th National Awards, Siddique Chennamangalur
asked reporters the yardstick adopted by the regional jury for
ignoring his film.
The director further added that Oomakkuyil Padumpol is
doing extremely well in North Malabar and said that he would submit
complaints to the National jury and State cultural department for
not considering the film for competition.
Siddique has also demanded for details about number of members
in the regional jury panel along with the number of film entries
and films that were excluded.