"Malayalam cinema will never win an Oscar award. A movie running for Oscars should have a minimum of 15-day screening at New York and Los Angeles counties. Moreover, a foreigner judging the movie should understand Malayalam. If we"re delivering the dialogues in English, he should also be able to understand our English," remarked superstar Mammootty.
Malayalam superstar Mammootty spoke these words during his address at the mammoth reception accorded to Oscar award winner Resul Pookutty by Kerala Film Chamber of Commerce at Durbar Hall Hall Ground in Kochi on Wednesday. However, Mammootty pointed out that the industry can win laurels if it is able to step up both the creative and technological values of film-making.
Story first published: Friday, March 13, 2009, 10:14 [IST]