The makers of political film titled ‘Njanaanu Party’ the other day alleged that the film’s release was blocked by former Minister R Balakrishna Pillai’s intervention.
The film, which received a ‘U’ certificate from the Central Board of Film Certification, was scheduled to be released on April 4 by Sheba and Feba Visual Media.
However its release was delayed after it was denied a publicity clearance letter from the Film Chamber.
“We have been visiting the Chamber’s office for the last couple of months but the officials have been ignoring us saying that they did not receive the no objection certificate from the producers’ association,” Alex Thankachan, producer of the film, said.
Saying that Liberty Basheer, president of the federation, had said in a television interview that Pillai had asked him to ban the release of the film, Thankachan said that there was an unholy nexus between the federation president and the former minister. The filmmakers also alleged that Pillai saw the movie which was reported to be the story of Pillai and his son K B Ganesh Kumar, even before it was released for public viewing.
Pointing this out, the producer and the director of the film Snoba Alex said that someone in the organisation had leaked about the film to Pillai which had to be investigated. The filmmaker also said that the movie would be screened on May 19 for mediapersons and critics.