Amitabh doesn't deserve the National Award: RanjithSep 15, 2010 NR
Cochin, Sep.15 (NR): Director Ranjith has lambasted the National Award jury for selecting Amitabh Bachchan as the Best Actor for 2009, bypassing tremendous performances by Mammootty.
'Amitabh Bachchan's eyes do not communicate with the audience in 'Paa'. There is nothing mindblowing about his performance,' Ranjith said.
'The role in 'Paa' is nothing but the wizardry of a make up man. Even Sasi Kozhikode who did an important role in my film 'Pranchiyettan and the Saint' would do the role with equal effectiveness if the make up man did the same job on him. He even has the same height as Bachchan,' Ranjith added in jest.
The National Award declaration of 2009 is thus snowballing into a controversy as the jury's decision is considered by many as an unfair one.
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