Controversies associated with National Awards don't seem to have an end. Certain Malayalam film-makers have come harsh at the jury for some of the selections that they have made at the 63rd National Film Awards.
Here is what some of the Malayalam film-makers and other celebrities had to say about the 63rd National Film Awards.
Renowned actor cum producer Praksh Bare ridiculed the decision of declaring Bahubali as the Best Film of 2015. He expressed his opinion through his Facebook post.
Sanal Kumar Sasidharan
Director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan opined through his Facebook post that Indian cinema is going back to Amar Chithra Kadha days and he feels proud of the fact that his film didn't even get a mention.
Renowned Malayalam writer T Padmanabhan came out lashing at the decision of selecting Bahubali as the Best Film. He wrote to Mathrubhumi, that he felt 'Bahubali' to be an illogical movie and found it hard to sit in the theatre watching it.
Director Mohan, who headed the Kerala State Award Jury came out against Jayasurya saying that the actor insulted the State Award Jury indirectly. He was also of the view that 'Charlie' would have won some awards if the film had been sent for the National Film Awards. He also questioned the decision of declaring Bahubali as the Best Film.
Each year, this is a common scenario that comes into foray with the announcement of results. Film-makers and other movie buffs tend to question the integrity of the jury.
Declaring 'Baahubali' as the Best Film has sparkled most of the controversies. Some of the Malayalsm film celebrities like Praksh Bare, Sanal Kumar Sasidharan etc, have come against the jury's decision.
Most of the major awards have been given to Bollywood films, including the Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director categories. There are complaints like, the jury had turned a blind eye towards regional cinema.
This year, a record number of 33 Malayalam films were nominated for National Awards out of which 10 films made it to the final rounds.
'Charlie', which had won 8 awards at the State Film Awards, was not included in the list as the makers were late in sending the movie to the committee.