I had great expectations for the film Rustom. A Neeraj Pandey film, the trailer seemed wow, I had to go watch. And when I finally did, I felt a pang of why did I fall again for such publicity …
On top of that Akshay Kumar winning a national award and Mohanlal winning a special mention yesterday – smells extremely fishy, especially when director Priyadarshan headed the committee this year.
We all know Mohanlal-Priyadarshan have given Malayalees many films to look back at – Chitram,/Killukam, Butterflies, Vandhanam to name a few. When Priyan went to Bollywood, he found Alshay Kumar most suitable for the Mohanlal roles he re-adapted into Hindi for a Bollywood audience.
Mohanlal is one of my fav actors, but the films chosen for the award this year!!!! 🙄🙄🙄🙄 makes me question the creditbity of the committee and the national awards. But it is not just Priyadarshan alone, whenever Ramesh Sippy was heading this committee, Ambitab Bachchan has won. Thilkkan lost to Bachchan. It is time to think whether a few actors truly are great because they won this award!