Mollywood has come in support of those National film award winners who decided to boycott the award ceremony. Only filmmaker Jayaraj and singer Yesudas attended the function and received the award.
Filmmaker Siby Malayil, who has won three National awards, said he feel sorry about Jayaraj and Yesudas, as reported by a Malayalam website. He congratulated the artistes and technicians who stayed away from the ceremony.
Filmmaker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan posted a note on his Facebook page saying that “National film awards and Indian Panorama selections were considered as priceless recognition by the entire nation. I don’t know why the present minister is constantly trying to destroy them with the only aim for political gain.”