As a result he showed his protest to the jury members by lashing out at them after the awards were announced. He said that he was neglected earlier too and it is not a new thing to him. It was he who introduced the concept of light sound in Indian Cinema. But he was never recognised in India. He feels this negligence as a continuation of it.
Apart this the movie Pazhassi Raja bagged other awards for the best director, best supporting actor and actress, editor, art director, costume designer, dubbibg and even the best scenarist.