Charlie, the Dulquer Salmaan starrer which bagged several awards in Kerala State Film Awards, is reportedly not included in the contestants list of 63rd National Film Awards.
Martin Prakkat, the director confirmed that Charlie was not included in the list, as the team was unaware of the submission date. Even though the team approached the authorities again; but couldn't include Charlie.
The Charlie team is quite disappointed about missing the National Awards race. The team members thought that the movie should be submitted for National Film Awards, after the State Award results; but it was wrong.
The movie has bagged 8 awards in the Kerala State Film Awards, including the trophies for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Art direction, Best Cinematographer, etc.
Interestingly the remake rights of Charlie has been bagged by the promising production houses of Tamil, Marathi, and Bengali film industries. More details regarding the remakes will be revealed soon.
Reportedly, the makers of Charlie are also in talks with some leading Bollywood production banners, upon the Hindi remake rights. The team is expected to announce more updates soon.
Interestingly, 33 Malayalam movies have been included in the final list of 63rd National Film Awards. It is the largest number of Malayalam movies included in the final list, in the history of National Awards.