In his complaint, Ashraf Bedi had claimed that his name was excluded in the documents, which were submitted to the National Film Award Committee. After hearing his case, a judge at the Calicut Court has granted an interim stay order against the screening and distribution of the film Adaminte Makan Abu.
However, the Malayalam film is a thought-provoking portrayal of a man's search for a religious identity. Adaminte Makan Abu has bagged eight National and State film awards. Hero Salim Kumar has been adjudged as the Best Actor at both National and State film awards.