The strike called by the producers' association took its toll on actors, directors, production companies and others associated with Mollywood.
But thanks to television shows and award functions, the stars were everywhere. These star-studded functions gave the actors an opportunity to be in the limelight despite any new movie releases. Even superstar Mammootty shared the view.
"Such award functions are indeed a relief during the on-going crisis in M'Town," said Mammootty while attending an award function held in the city recently. Mammootty was delighted to have given the chance to honour Padmasree K J Yesudas with the best singer award during the occasion.
However, the crisis has been resolved and the stars will be seen more onscreen than off-screen.