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 Chairman.