Any Movie Buff expects a commercially successful & critically acclaimed film to at least get selected for prestigious film festivals. In case of Baahubali & Srimanthudu which are the two biggest hits of Tollywood ever, This judgement proved to be terribly wrong and no one could guess what may be the actual reason.
The selection process of films to be screened in the Indian Panorama section of the 46th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2015 held at Goa between November 20th to 30th has been completed. None of the films including Baahubali & Srimanthudu could make it to the final list.
The Jury selected 26 films in a span of 27 days. This include 7 Bengali, 5 Hindi and 4 Malayalam movies. Unfortunately, None of the five Telugu films which were sent could impresses the Jury Members. Jury Members which include filmmakers Gunnam Gangaraju and Praveen Sattaru openly declare none of the Telugu movies meet the criteria for Indian Panorama selection. Isn't that too harsh?