Renowed Director and film maker Adoor Gopalakrishnan said that He had never said that knowledge of English was essential to take part in the film festival. This is a lie and a section of media had misinterpreted his words. He said that in the press conference he stated that the film festival is for the persons who take cinema seriously, not for the persons who just enter the venue just like that. Media has misinterpreted his statement said Adoor Gopalakrishnan.
Adoor said that in the conference he explained why the education qualification details are asked to fill in the Delegate pass registration form. The intention was to ensure that genuine film lovers get to see good films rather than casual viewers who throng to the theatre. A certain level of education , familiarity with films and disciple are expected of film festival audience. Want to know who all the persons who are attending the film festival and whether these persons take the cinemas seriously. While explaining these points, media misinterpreted his words and reported that Knowledge of English is necessary to attend the film festival and the persons who does not know English need not attend the festival. He said that media has done this purposefully to spoil his name.