Appreciation of cinema is ‘subjective’, we have done total justice: Priyadarshan at the National Awards 2017


“I promise you all, we have done our best. Speaking at the National Film Awards ceremony in New Delhi today, Priyadarshan said appreciation of cinema was “subjective” but the jury’s decision should be respected. Also read | National Film Awards 2017: Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor felicitated by Pranab Mukherjee
The filmmaker said around 344 films had been submitted for consideration and were filtered by five juries in a process that took two months. The director, who was slammed for ignoring films such as “Aligarh”, the story of a homosexual professor, said the jury focused on stories that projected Indian culture and its beliefs. Filmmaker Priyadarshan, who headed the feature film jury for this year’s National Film Awards, today said it had done “total justice” in selecting the winners. “India is the country which makes the maximum number of movies. “We have done total justice and the jury gave importance to the films which had social issues, projected our culture and beliefs and how India was projected — that’s the major way we looked at the job while analysing the movies,” he said. But when it comes to a jury, its decision is final and it has to be appreciated, I believe,” he said. Priyadarshan was criticised over the selection of Akshay Kumar as the year’s best actor for his role in the film Rustom. Cinema is one of our religions. 2017-05-03T22:27:33+00:00″>
Updated: May 3, 2017 10:27 pm

Priyadarshan and Akshay Kumar have worked in as many as six films together. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App now …It was a tough job to do the filtration,” he said in his speech at the awards ceremony. Appreciation of cinema is always subjective: my film may not be good for you, your film may not be good for me.