National awards: GV Prakash kicks up a controversy

The 66th National Film Awards were announced Friday and much to the disappointment of Tamil movie-buffs, not a single film from Kollywood found a place in the winner’s list. In the regional language category, Baaram, a little known movie, was adjudged the best among Tamil films. It let loose a series of debates in social media. Many alleged that Tamil cinema has been ignored, while a few questioned the quality of movies that hit the screens last year. Joining the controversy in GV Prakash.

The actor-music composer speaking to a news channel said, 'There are good films made here. Just because a movie got a National award means it is not a good film. The awards are nothing but reflection of what the judges committee think at the time of choosing winners'. Many blamed BJP government of avoiding Tamil cinema for they lost elections here. But Tamilnadu BJP leader Tamilisai Soundararajan said, 'There is no politics in it. BJP is not deciding the winners'.