Call to destroy theatres screening Dileep's Ramaleela prompts film organisations to complain to CM against film critic GP Ramachandran

GP Ramachandran had called for the boycott and destruction of theatres screening controversial superstar Dileep's film 'Ramaleela'.

Published: 20th September 2017 02:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th September 2017 02:49 PM   |  A+A-

GP Ramachandran had called for the boycott and destruction of theatres screening controversial superstar Dileep's film 'Ramaleela'.

By Online Desk

Various film organisations, including theatre owners, producers and the Film Chamber have given a complaint against the subversive Facebook posts by critic GP Ramachandran in which he had called for the boycott and destruction of theatres screening controversial superstar Dileep's film 'Ramaleela'.

GP Ramachandran had posted on Facebook that "The theatres which are scheduled to
screen this obscene film must be destroyed".

GP Ramachandran also happens to be an executive council member of the Kerala Chalachitra Academy.

The organisations have reportedly requested the Chief Minister to take action against his boycott call and to remove him from the council.

According to a Manoramaonline report, the complaint states that Ramachandran's post is equal to a call for rioting and also helps piracy. 

Veteran director and Kerala Chalachitra Academy Chairman Kamal have said that the statements of Academy executive member GP Ramachandran on his Facebook profile was condemnable.

In a report by SouthLive, Kamal is quoted as saying, "Like all film workers I am registering my protest and anger on GP Ramachandran's condemnable 'subversive' post. As the chairman of the academy, I believe it is insulting that he is a member of the general council. These issues have been put across to the cultural minister. It is the government which placed him in the general council, not me. FEKFA and the Film Chamber has given a complaint to the minister."

Ramachandran's post comes after the release date of Dileep starrer film 'Ramaleela' was announced to be September 28.

The film industry and the public have been divided in the Dileep case. While many stars like Jayaram and directors like Joshiy and Lal Jose had visited him at the jail, many others are vocal against the actor. Many in the social media have taken up the hashtag #BoycottRamaleela to protest against the release of
the film.

The campaign had earlier made the producer of the film, Tomichan Mulakuppadam to approach the Kerala High court seeking protection for the movie's release. He had filed a complaint with the Ernakulam Range IG against the boycott calls made by GP Ramachandran.

The actor has been in jail since July when the police had arrested him for allegedly conspiring the kidnapping and assault of a prominent Malayalam actress.

Directed by Arun Gopy and bankrolled by Tomichan Mulakuppadom, Ramaleela is a thriller drama starring Dileep and Prayaga Martin in the lead.


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