‘Law to keep check on Malayalam film industry’

Cultural Affairs Minister A K Balan said the government would enact a comprehensive law to keep a check on the undesirable trends in the Malayalam cinema industry. 

Published: 10th October 2017 01:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th October 2017 08:02 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Cultural Affairs Minister A K Balan said the government would enact a comprehensive law to keep a check on the undesirable trends in the Malayalam cinema industry. 
Many of the small-time producers have complained they were denied theatres to screen their films. 
“There are complaints of artists being blocked and technicians being avoided from films. The recent developments have prompted the government to enact a law to stop these trends,” he said.  Actors, producers, exhibitors and other people involved in the industry had complained of the disturbing situation prevailing in the cinema field, he told reporters here.

Regulatory authority mooted
To address the concerns, the government is planning to constitute a regulatory authority with quasi-judicial powers. “The government has received a report from the Adoor Gopalakrishnan committee,” he said.
SC/ST department to set up study centres
On the working of the SC/ST Department, he said the government is planning to construct 25,000 study rooms and houses for Dalit students at `2 lakh each. For the tribal community, the government plans to set up community study centres in tribal hamlets at `5 lakh each. The government has recruited 200 out of 1000 tribal youths who passed TTC and BEd to teach tribal students.

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