From 'Oru Adaar Love' to 'Aami': When controversy and hype became marketing tools for Malayalam films
With half-a-dozen controversial movies having hit the screens in the past few years, is Mollywood riding the ‘hype’rloop to fame? Express examines.
Cinema this year kept people engaged not only inside the theatre but also outside, thanks to the many controversies which dogged the Malayalam film industry.
After the film's maker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan petitioned the Kerala High Court, the court directed IFFI to screen 'S... Durga' after its censored version was screened for the jury.
Sasidharan said that when he went to court, he thought that he was was fighting with the system but it had now become an ego issue as he feels the ministry had taken his fight personally.
Kerala High Court today declined to stay a single bench order to screen the controversial Malayalam film 'S Durga' in the Panorama section of the ongoing International Film Festival of India.
Malayalam film community reacts to dropping of Sanal Kumar Sasidaran's 'Sexy Durga', Marathi film 'Nude' from IFFI
Aashiq Abu, Rajeev Ravi, Lijo Pallissery, Dileesh Pothan, Geethu Mohandas, Rima Kallingal, Soubin Shahir, Vidhu Vincent, Syam Pushkaran and several others released a joint statement on Thursday.
'Sexy Durga' and 'Nude', both films recommended by IFFI jury, were dropped from the final list approved by the I&B Ministry.
Sujoy Ghosh has resigned as head of the jury of IFFI's Indian Panorama section following the controversy over the removal of two films from the final selection.
Director Sasidharan says, 'you can't censor imaginations.'