Eligibility Issue for C/o Kancharapalem!

Venkatesh Maha directed C/o Kancharapalem is one of the most critically-acclaimed releases of 2018, and audiences who watched the flick were all praises for it. The film was even showcased at the New York Indian Film Festival.

However here's the shocking news that C/o Kancharapalem is Not eligible for Indian National Awards. The news has shocked everyone after the Indian National Film Awards committee has deemed the film not to be eligible for the award. And the reason here is that the film's producer Dr Paruchuri Praveena is an NRI and not an Indian resident.

She was also part of the cast where she played the iconic role of Saleema in the movie. Paruchuri Praveena tweeted, “SO SORRY @venkateshmaha25 #CareOfKancharapalem , your hard work and talent is NOT ELIGIBLE to be recognized at the #indiannationalfilmawards because it was Produced by me- a US citizen although of Indian origin ...I failed you”

Venkatesh Maha however said that it was not the producer but the outdated regulations that were at fault. He replied, “It’s not you @paruchurimd, it’s the outdated rules and regulations of our country. I don’t understand why an Indian film, made by an Indian director, in India, acted by Indians and for Indian audience is not eligible for Indian National Awards. @DFF_India time for change.”

For starters, C/o Kancharapalem casts Subba Rao, Karthik Ratnam, Paruchuri Vijaya Praveena, Mohan Bhagat, Praneetha Patnaik, Radha Bessy and others in central roles.

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