It would have come as a shock for those who have watched ‘Rustom’ when Akshay Kumar was announced as the winner for Best Actor award. The reason being that the role Akshay Kumar played in the movie was devoid of any emotions and dynamics as he portrayed a stubborn Navy Officer. His character in ‘Rustom’ hasn’t got any potential for performance and all he had to do is to maintain a straight face throughout the movie. Its not that we are depreciating the effort of the actor but it simply doesn’t have much scope for the actor to showcase his versatility.
Guru Somasundaram who played the lead role in ‘Joker’, Aamir Khan in ‘Dangal’, Sushanth Singh Rajput in ‘MS Dhoni’ and even Rajinikanth in ‘Kabali’ would have been much better choices for the prestigious award. It is extremely disappointing that ‘Iravi’ didn’t get any mention which carried a socially relevant theme while ‘Pink’ won the award for ‘Best film on social issues’. Although ‘Pink’ was a very good movie with some excellent performance by the lead ladies, it was nothing more than a courtroom drama. Also, Vijay Antony’s ‘Pichaikkaran’ which was well received in Telugu as well could have been a strong contender for the ‘Best Wholesome Entertainer’ award.
No wonder A.R.Murugadoss was disappointed after the announcement of the winners of the 64th National award. More than biased selection, it is the quality and the process of the selection itself that should be blamed.
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