The theme chosen for Conclave 2022 is both contemporary and comprehensive: 'India@75, Ideas, Ideals and Action'.
The admiral delivered the valedictory address at the Hyatt Regency in Thrissur.
The director said that politicians did not make a fuss if they were subjected to ridicule in movies.
The discussion brought back the recent controversy over some insensitive remarks made by CPM MLA M M Mani against RMP's K K Rema in Kerala assembly.
'Nobody can give it to you, you should fight it and claim it,' said actor Navya Nair on freedom.
Pattabhiraman said it was no mean feat to not just survive but succeed gloriously in business for 75-100 years.
Yusuff Ali said ordinary people have no time for controversies like that happened with Lucknow Lulu Mall, which, according to him, were created by the media.
The Governor challenged Rajesh's argument that the present atmosphere in the country has not been conducive for debates.
Aparna's comments came in the wake of leading producer G Suresh Kumar lashing out at her the other day for demanding equal pay for all artistes.
Speaking on the topic: 'The State of Affairs: Federalism, Freedom and Forward', Vijayan said that freedom would be endangered without diversity and secularism.