A day after the Kerala State Awards 2009 have been announced, reactions to the decisions of the jury have started pouring in from different corners. Oscar winning sound designer Resul Pookutty expressed his disappointment at not being given the Best Sound Designer award. The award for Best Sound Design had gone to Harikumar for his work in Patham Nilayile Theevandi. Resul in an interview to a TV channel said that he was not sure why the jury had ignored his work in Pazhassi Raja. He said that the jury consisted of members who were not able to differentiate between sound and music. Resul said that he was ready to accept the jurys decision, but maintained that the opinion that the sound design for Pazhassi Raja did not have a regional flavor to it, did not make any sense. Meanwhile C V Balakrishnan, renowned writer, said that it was not right to make an outdated filmmaker as Sai Paranjpye the Chair Person of the jury. Madhu Kaithapram, director of Madhyavenal said that the decisions of the jury were quite senile.