Producer Tomichan Mulakupadam has filed a complaint with the IGP Vijayan against an executive member of the Chalchitra Academy GP Ramchandran for issuing a call to destroy all theatres that screen Dileep’s ‘Ramleela’. Ramchandran had issued the call on Facebook and termed the much-delayed ‘Ramleela’ an obscene movie.
Interestingly, Tomichan Mulakupadam had previously requested the Kerala High Court to provide police protection to theatres screening ‘Ramleela’. However, this request was turned down. In case you did not know, Dileep has been in jail since July 10 in connection with the actress assault case. And, needless to say, this has taken a toll on his standing in the industry. At present, there is an online campaign to boycott Ramleela when it hits screens on September 28. And, it has ruffled a few feathers. Yesterday, Director Arun Gopy had spoken about this and stressed that he wasn’t too worried about such online movements and felt that his film would fare well.
“I know about the negative campaign against the film. It is nothing but a bunch of individuals excising their right to free speech and expression. We live in an educated society where people can have their own opinions; nobody can counter or attack that. But here, nobody is talking about the positive campaign going on, nobody is listening to the voices who are saying that they will support the film and watch it. When 10 people are asking for a boycott, another 1000 people are saying they will watch it. But nobody is giving importance to that,” he had said.
On a related note, ‘Ramleela’ is touted to be a political-thriller and features Dileep in the role of a politician. It will be worth watching whether it finds success upon release