The Kerala state film awards announced yesterday has started some debates over several issues.
There are reports that jury chairman Kumar Shahani was not happy about some of the decisions. The absence of the jury chairman at the awards announcement was explained as health related issues.
Some reports suggest that the jury chairman insisted on giving the best director award to the film which won the best picture trophy.
Now, director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan has questioned the decision to give awards to films like Carbon and Aami, in which the Chalachitra Academy top office bearers have worked. Sanal has attached a press report which mentions that those two films got 8 awards in total. There were earlier reports that the government had decided not to include any films in which the Academy members have worked.