Criticisms may not help the novel to a great extent as it was cited how a critic who wrote preface to a popular novel withdrew his preface and tried to spread how bad the novel actually is, this incident shows how much a critic’s note is valid.
If Critics does not influence readers then something else will do. New ages of critics are in play.
If critics has to help readers it is only possible if the critics are above the novel. Says other panelists which included Jose Panachippuram, E.P. Sreekumar, V. Musafar Ahammed, Indu Menon, Sajay K.V., Shabu Kilithattil, R. Rajasree