Ee MaaYau directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery, starring Chemban Vinod Jose, created quite a buzz at Mollywood. It was one of the best movies of the year. This dark humor was loved not only at the regional level but also fascinated those present at IFFI 2018. Lijo Jose Pellissery and Chemban Vinod Jose won the awards for best director and best actor respectively at the International Film Festival. This is the first time a Malayalam director is winning the coveted award. Lijo had also won the Kerala State Award for the best director for the same movie.