Here Is Why #ShameOnNationalAwards Trends

Here Is Why #ShameOnNationalAwards Trends

Telugu fraternity is rejoicing that Tollywood's very own films fetched 7 national awards other day. But the biggest thing one should look at is, the authenticity of these awards no matter if Telugu films get more awards or not. Especially the Visual Effects community is deeply disappointed with these awards.

First of all, in the National Film Awards, there is no difference between Special Effects and Visual Effects awards. While Special Effects mean something achieved (like bomb blasts, tough lighting etc) with a special set, electrical and other equipment. Visual effects are greenscreen shot footage that goes for a makeover inside the computers. Other day, KGF and Awe movie has bagged a joint award for "Best VFX" category. They denoted it as 'Best Special Effects' award.

One wonders, what is there is KGF that deserves visual effects award? Compared to that, Awe movie got nothing in it that is worth grabbing an award. VFX community feels that gross injustice is meted to movies like Shankar's 2 Point O and Shahrukh'a Zero which have some breathtaking effects. While 2.O has terrific work which is a result of the contribution from 2000+ VFX artists, the dwarf role in Zero (played by Shahrukh) and the space elements are one of the best works done by Indian CGI companies.

As the technical brilliance of these films is not awards and rewards, the has tag #ShameOnNationalAwards is being trended by many VFX specialists across India now. Will someone from national awards jury talk about this?