After receiving the Kerala government's special jury award for his acting in the Malayalam movie 'Appan', the actor said, "Don't tempt (us) with this female sculpture," referring to the award.
Recalling M T Vasudevan Nair’s Nirmalyam, the CM expressed dismay that films of that genre and class are not being made now.
Ranjith should step down, director Vinayan says amid lingering Kerala State Film Awards’ declaration row
Director Vinayan, took to Facebook on Monday to assert that the chairman of Kerala State Chalachitra Academy, director Ranjith should step down from his role.
The court said that no material had been placed by director Lijeesh M J in support of his allegations, and no affidavit in support of the appellant had been filed by the members of the main jury.
Cultural Affairs Minister Saji Cherian had defended Ranjith, asserting that awards were given to deserving recipients, and there is no need for a probe.
Director Vinayan brought to light an audio clip of jury member Nemom Pushparaj to prove his allegations against Ranjith of manipulating the jury’s decisions.
Performance in ‘Nanpakal Nerathu Mayakkam’ tilted scales in Mammootty’s favour. On the other hand, Vincy Aloshious had it easy with her performance in ‘Rekha’.
The filmmaker laments the absence of a category to reward production designers as it’s an area in the film that, as any discerning viewer can see, is immaculate.
Speaking to TNIE, Ghose said though exceptional movies were comparatively few, there were some experimental films that did carry forward the legacy of Adoor, Aravindan, Shaji N Karun and T V Chandran
This time around a total of 154 films, including 8 children’s movies, are competing for the awards.