Veteran director Fazil harshly criticized Kamal, for his controversial takes on recent blockbuster Premam. Fazil reminded Kamal that the audience who watch films are not fools. He stated that Premam is a beautiful movie.
Fazil congratulated director Alphonse Puthren for his brilliant scripting and directorial skills. He feels that Premam is the perfect blend of exceptional visualization, narrative, and commercial elements. Fazil remarks that Kamal's comments are extremely de-motivating.
According to Fazil, the drinking scenes, and the romance between a teacher and his student, cannot be considered as misleading. If Kamal thinks that all such scenes are misleading, he should teach the young directors how to make films.
Fazil recalled the situation during the release of his popular movie Ente Sooryaputhrikku. Some sources have harshly criticized the movie, by tagging it as misleading and provocative. Similar situations have happened after the release of Drishyam as well.
Fazil also added that Kamal's statements regarding the piracy issue is extremely painful. It is highly disappointing that an established filmmaker like him taking the piracy issue so lightly.
Kamal, on the hand, has been heavily bashed by the social media for his comments. The trollers point out that Kamal's superhit movie Mazhayethum Munpe, which had Mammootty, Shobana and Annie in the lead roles, dealt with the student-teacher romance.