There is a rule that only a director can head the committee. Since there was no time to elect a new person, two directors, Kesari Haravoo and Ananth P. Raju, who were already in the committee as members, were considered for the post of the chairman. In the end, Haravoo was elected unanimously.
The committee members have started reviewing the films from 26th December, 2008. The other members of the committee include director Anand P. Raju, cinema journalist K.S. Vasu, theatre personality Malathi Sudhir, popular singer Rathnamala Prakash, cameraman Ashok Naidu and Vijayakumar (producer of Simhadriya Simha).