Dr. Biju speaks about 63rd National Film Awards and Bahubali winning it !
Dr Biju, the Mollywood film director who had won multiple national awards had reacted strongly to some controversies regarding the 63 national film awards. His film Valiya Chirakulla Pakshikal had won the national award for best environmental film as well. Dr. Biju said that even though he is not really agreeing with the jury decision to give away the best film in India award to Bahubali, he said that the jury had made some right decisions as well. Dr. Biju said that there are much better films than Bahubali in India, but because the jury chairman is from the setup of commercial films in Bollywood, they naturally inclined towards giving the award to the biggest commercial film made in India.
But that one fault is cannot be used as a reason to criticize the awards. He said that many deserving films like Visaranai, Kothanodi, Thithi, Chauthi Kootu, Masan, Head Hunter, Davu huduni Methai etc were awarded and they deserved it as well. He also said that Amitabh Bachchan had deserved the best actor award for his performance in the film Piku. Dr Biju said that the merit of the awards this time was, many low budget but technically and aesthetically brilliant films got honored. We have to open out good eye towards that decisions and appreciate the jury for that.
Dr. Biju said that what is happening in Kerala state film awards in last few years was absolute rubbish. We are sitting silent about that issue and all set to attack national awards which did some good. Dr. Biju says that we have no right to criticize national film awards if we had agreed to the state film awards that is losing all its value for few years. He said that what is really happening is that if the ones we admires gets the award we keep silent even if we realize that it was not a fair call.
But we will start attacking the decisions of the jury if they had not given any awards to the ones whom we like. That is not at all a good attitude. We should have the courage to express our independent opinion all the time, irrespective of our personal liking and all that. He said that films like Bahubali getting these kind honors should be stopped, otherwise it will kill the remaining prestige that associated with honors kike National film awards.