Revathy speaks up on AMMA, says they want to sit back and watch

Actor and director Revathy of the Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) recently asked for an emergency meeting for AMMA.

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Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) is currently in the news after they decided to take back rape accused Dileep back. This decision by the association took the industry by storm and received flak from several quarters. As earlier we reported, four actresses Rima Kallingal, Remya Nambeesan, Geethu Mohandas and the victim of the sexual assault quit AMMA over the same. Actor and director Revathy of the Women in Cinema Collective (WCC) recently asked for an emergency meeting for AMMA.

In a recent interview with The News Minute, the veteran actress spoke about how things are being taken for granted. “Attitudes have changed around us, in our society, families and workplaces. There are many things which are being taken for granted. Especially with regard to women. I feel that these days, the courage to say anything and to force people into any kind of relationship has become much more prevalent than before. When you said a no vehemently 20 years back, it was understood that it was no. Now when you say a no, they kind of push you into a corner till you say yes. It has worsened,” she says.

The actress also revealed about the serious conversation that is in planning at the meeting with AMMA. “I’m hopeful that they will be receptive. That is how change happens. Very long back, Mahatma Gandhi said when there’s a change, there will be denial, resistance, fights… after that, we understand it. We will wait for that understanding,” she says.

While many have condemned AMMA’s decision to reinstate Dileep, many actors have maintained silence over the same. There are several AMMA members who have not spoken up on the issue.

Revathy said, “It’s the conditioning that it’s better not to speak out. That they have to keep silent about it. Don’t support the change. But when the change happens, people kind of automatically join in. They feel it’s better to be silent and sit on the fence, don’t contradict anything, don’t be part of the first struggle of anything. They want to sit back and watch.”

    Anonymous

    Bravo!! well said..

    Anonymous

    Shame on everyone who thinks it’s not their issue in AMMA. Grow some spine.

    Anonymous

    Boycott ALL Malayalam movies and TV serials till AMMA apologies and removes Dileep and their current leadership resigns. Some things cannot be excused nor forgiven.

      Anonymous

      Absolutely! Hope the majority of Kerala wakes up to the dirty politics behind AMMA’s decision to reinstate a man accused of such a heinous crime. Have lost all respect for Mohanlal.

    Anonymous

    Sensible thoughts and words ! No foul mouthing or finger pointing. Raising the issue in the most considerate way. Yes ! we are all cowards. Our silence is more dangerous than the accused deeds.

    Anonymous

    Kudos Revathy for standing up for the abducted actress who has braved odds to lodge police complaint. Proud you. Praying for you and your team

    Anonymous

    Such intelligent thoughts. Kudos to you Revathy for being brave enough to be outspoken, calm and persistent about bringing in the much needed change.

    Anonymous

    SHAME SHAME on you AMMA…..Everyone should BAN this AMMA that supports a ‘Rapist’

    Anonymous

    Kudos to Revathy and her colleagues for being the harbingers of that change

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