Lijo Jose Pellissery upcoming movie Ee. Ma. Yau is already getting good word-of-mouth since preview screenings. The movie has also managed to win three Kerala State Awards, including Best Director. When asked why the release of the movie was delayed, Lijo said, "We were so confident with our film that we thought it would be a good idea to push the release date a few months and send it to few festivals and competitions first to see how it would perform." Commenting on the use of storyboarding Lijo added, "I don’t use storyboards. Obviously, we will plan as to how a scene is to be done, especially if it’s a long shoot, but I'm not interested in that approach."