This has been a blessing in disguise for filmmaker Vinayan, general secretary of the Malayalam Cine Technicians Association (MACTA), who has been waiting for a golden opportunity to seek revenge. He made most of the situation by criticizing, “The state saw huge presence of AMMA members when actors like Murali, Lohithadas and Rajan P Dev passed away recently. Amma should have made adequate arrangements for at least some members to be at the site of last rites, which could have eased the grief of the family".
However Edavela Babu, secretary of AMMA replied that the fraternity was aptly represented by former secretary T P Madhavan, actress Kaviyoor Ponnamma, executive member Manian Pillai Raju and himself on the occasion. The embers have been cast and the flames are yet to burn brightly.