Director Ranjith Sankar against Kerala State Film Awards
Popular director Ranjith Sankar who is known for his movies like Passenger, Punyalan Agarbathis and Pretham recently shared his thoughts about the state awards in his Facebook page.
The director criticized the government’s decision to commercialize the event. He also asked whether the government needs a private TV channel and sponsors to conduct the State Award function.
Ranjith Sankar has written that an industry which pays so much tax to the system deserved better treatment.
Kerala State Award functions are not usually a very glamorous and commercial program. The award distribution ceremony of Kerala State Film Awards 2015 was held at Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium in Palakkad on October 15.
Many prominent film and political personalities graced the event. Sanal Kumar Sashidharan’s Ozhivu Divasathe Kali was selected as the best movie, while young star Dulquer Salmaan and Parvathy were selected for the best actors for Charlie. Parvathy Menon also won the award for her performance in Ennu Ninte Moideen.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan awarded the winners for their performances.
A section of the netizens have supported the director questioning the need to commercialize the event.
Some others feel that commercializing the event with a TV channel and sponsors can ensure wider reach for the program.
Ranjith Sankar’s last release was Pretham starring Jayasurya, Aju Varghese, Sharafudheen and Govind Padmasoorya in the lead. The movie was opened to positive reviews and was declared a hit in the box office.