Congratulations Kannada and Telugu for getting classical language status. Earlier classical language status was given only to Tamil. I think this is a good divide and rule strategy to make the south indian states/languages fight between each other.
Now Malayalam wants a classical language status. I find that ridiculous. A language which is 500 years old and which is an offshoot of Tamil is asking to be named classical language.
In my view classical language is Tamil as it is old and is a language representing all Dravidian languages and was the official language of Tamizhakam.
To make it clear, I am not from Tamizh nadu and do not speak Tamizh.