Oppam, the Mohanlal starring suspense thriller is one
of the biggest critical and commercial successes of 2016. But
according to the latest reports, Oppam will not be a part
of the 64th National Film Awards race.
Priyadarshan, the director of the movie has been appointed as
the head of the 64th National Film Award jury. As per the close
sources, the jury members are not allowed to nominate their films
for the award.
So, Oppam cannot be nominated for the award, as it is
directed by the jury Head Priyadarshan. However, the report has
come out as a great disappointment for the Mohanlal fans, who were
expecting the movie to be in the race.
Priyadarshan has been a part of the Indian film industry from
the past three decades, in the Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu
industries. He had won the National Film Award of 2007 for the Best
Film, for his Tamil movie Kanjeevaram.
The director stated his huge excitement over heading the 64th
National Film Awards jury, in the recent interview given to IANS.
Priyadarshan remarked that he considers this opportunity as a huge
responsibility, and will try to do his best as the jury