The Women in Cinema Collective has come out in support of the state award jury's decision. The jury had stated earlier none of the serials deserved the award for best serial. The jury had stated serials as non-standard serials at the state television awards.
Following the award ceremony, the WCC came out in support of the jury. This is amidst both positive and negative comments.
The WCC said the jury's decision was historic and they upheld that courageous decision. The WCC congratulated the jury that made the decision. WCC added that the government approved it with the honours it deserves. Such hasty decisions marked the beginning of major changes in history. The WCC's view is that “perspectives and content are important in art, not censorship, but the prevention of cultural contamination of what can be done by the power of money and power.”
The 29th State Television Awards were announced recently. The jury observed that none of the serials deserved the award. The jury also said because there is no serial of artistic value.
Most of the entries before the jury did not achieve any of the objectives of the award. Thus, the award for Best Serial, Best Director and Best Art Director was not given this year.
The jury found that there was "grave concern about the misrepresentation of women and children in television serials and that channels should be more accountable in television series and comedy shows as a medium where families can be seen together at home."
The members of the jury include director R. Sarath, screenwriter S. Harish, and Lena Kumar. It extends to the director and screenwriter Suresh Pothuval, and director Jeethu Kolayad.