Recently when Salim Kumar won the National Award for the best actor, the so-called “Janapriya Nayakan” Dileep made the comment that Salim Kumar won the award because there were no Malayalis in the jury. He was referring to the fact that Malayalis are like crabs in a box, always trying to prevent the other crab from winning.
So the VC research team went to find the truth. Here is what we found.
|Year/National Award Edition||Best Actor Winner||Movie(s)||Malayalee Jury Member(s)|
|1973 – 21st||PJ Antony||Nirmalyam||TS Pillai,KRK Menon, OV Vijayan|
|1981-28th||Balan K Nair||Oppol||Ravindranathan Nair|
|1988 – 35th||Premji||Piravi||C.Radhakrishnan, Dr.V.RajaKrishnan|
|1990 – 37th||Mammootty||Mathilukal, Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha||Our research incomplete for this year|
|1992-39th||Mohanlal||Bharatham||Adoor Gopalakrishnan, PRS Pillay|
|1994-41st||Mammootty||Vidheyan, Ponthan Mada||Hariharan|
|1998-45th||Suresh Gopi, Balachandra Menon||Kaliyattam,Samantharangal||P.Madhavan, KR Mohanan|
|2002-49th||Murali||Neythukaran||KS Sethumadhavan,Rajeev Nath|