Friday, July 20, 2012

Dileep, The Best Actor

        The Kerala state film award for the Best Actor goes to Dileep. Dileep's intial reaction was that he was surprised and the award was totally unexpected. Many of us also have the same opinion. Dileep, it seems, has displaced (with the help of the jury) two contenders this year (films of last year), Mohanlal (for Pranayam) and Thilakan (for Indian Rupee). 10/10 of the reviews of both "Pranayam" and "Indian Rupee" had approbated the acting of Mohanlal and Thilakan respectively. None of the reviews of " Vellaripravinte Changathi" (for which Dileep got the award) even mention any speciality in Dileep's acting. Moreover, news reports say that Dileep's name never came up until the last hours of Award jury's discussion. It was Mohanlal and Anupam Kher who were in consideration for the best actor award until one hour before the declaration of awards.

Did the jury who decided the awards consider only 2 films, when they decided on the best actor award-- ie; "Vellaripravinte Changathi" and "Krishnanum Radhayum"? Did the jury consider only 2 actors-- "Dileep" and "Santhosh Pandit"?

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