Tollywood movie lovers and general public were aghast when national awards for 2011 were announced. Many critics and people expected two or three national awards including the best film award. However they were shell shocked to find ‘Dirty Picture’ sweeping the awards while the jury decided not to announce any award under telugu films category. Many people criticised the jury members for their decision and some even attached motives to them. Many felt that awards can be manged using political influence and monetary benefits, what so ever it may be.
When Bapu and Balakrishna announced to make ‘Sri Rama Rajyam’ many expected a film on the lines of superhit ‘Lavakusa’. True, they made a film which won the hearts of many. A careful analysis from jury point of view was that Bapu made innumerous films on Ramayana. Mythological movie lovers expected a new magical flick from him but he presented them graphical wonder. The film ‘Sri Rama Rajyam’ was fully loaded with graphics and gives us a feeling that the film is just a remake of hit ‘Lavakusa’ with little bit of changes in the script which are there for everyone to see.Balakrishna just underwent the movements and acting expressions of his dad NTR and didnot try to do anything new.
Members of the Jury for National awards will surely take all these facts into consideration before finalising awards. Already ‘Lavakusa’ won n number of awards are many film festivals and it will be not fair to shower the remake film with many more awards.