Kochi: Actor Harish Peradi strongly opposes critics of the Central Film Awards. In a Facebook post, he also pointed out that the leftist intellectual filmmakers who had typically remained silent when the state film awards were announced are now asserting that the central government’s awards have saffron support.
All the rice-eating populace in Kerala has been made aware of the audio recordings in which jury members claim that direct interventions by the chairman of the state film academy have influenced the state film awards. The leftist intellectual filmmakers who remained silent on that particular day are now asserting that the central government awards cater to saffron supporters. Maybe or may not be. This is not a mere assumption but rather an observation. The real cultural fascists are these pseudo-left intellectuals who, despite accessible evidence that the general public can comprehend, choose to remain silent without displaying any courage. In a Facebook post, Harish Peradi expresses, “There is a significant amount of fake leftism that needs to be flushed out of the cultural landscape of Kerala.”