An award doesn’t define Vinayakan he makes the award look good: Geetu Mohandas
The 64th National Film Awards were announced recently. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar and Malayali actress Surabhi Lakshmi won the top honours in the acting category. Malayalam cinema won a total of seven awards this year.
Vinayakan, who won the Kerala State Award for best actor was one of the contenders for the special jury award in the National level. The actor’s stellar performance in Rajeev Ravi’s Kammattipadam won him widespread acclaim from the audience and the critics. Eventually, Mohanlal won the special jury award for his performance in Janatha Garage, Pulimurugan and Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol.
Actress turned filmmaker Geetu Mohandas in the wake of the National awards announcement has written in her social media page,
“An award doesn’t define Vinayakan … he makes the award look good …”
The jury headed by Priyadarshan has come under a lot of criticism for their choices. Filmmakers like Hansal Mehta, AR Murugadoss and many others have questioned their choices while some alleged nepotism. It is evident that Geetu Mohandas’s post is also aimed at some of the jury’s controversial choices.
Vinayakan was also in the final round for the second actor category in the National Awards. The jury had a tough time in selecting the winner between Vinayakan and Marathi actor Manoj Joshi. After several rounds of discussions the jury opted for an voting and Vinayakan lost by just two votes. Manoj Joshi won the National award for second best actor for his performance in Dakshriya.