for Education and Cultural Affairs, M.A. Baby admitted on Tuesday
that four of the 2006 National Award winning films have not yet
been released in theatres. The Minister told reporters that this
lacuna will hopefully be set right with the help of Chalachitra
Academy and the good offices of ace directors like Adoor
Earlier, the eminent director M.P Sukumaran, has voiced his
unhappiness about the four films,Eakantham, Minukku,
Drishtantham and Pulijanmam being confined to the
cans. "What is the use of TV channels showing clips of these movies
when they can never be seen on the big screen?" Sukumaran asked in
an interview in one of the TV channels.
But Awards jury member Kireedam Unny explained that the movies
in question failed to kindle any interest in the public and since
theatres are not charitable institutions, one cannot blame them for
not coming forward to screen these films.