Filmmakers Come out in Support of Aadimadhyaantham
There seems to be no end to the ‘Aadimadhyaantham controversy that has been doing the rounds for a while now. On the contrary, it has snowballed into something even bigger, with a group of film makers coming out to openly support the film, and also to protest against the film’s exclusion from the Competition section of IFFK 2011.
The film that has been directed by debutante director Sherry, was excluded from the Competition section of the Festival, after complaints were raised that despite an incomplete copy of the film being submitted to the selection board, the film was selected.
It was also pointed out that Sajitha Madathil, Festival Deputy Chairman, had done the lead role in the film. Later, Chalachitra Academy Chairman Priyadarshan had decided not to include the film in the Competition section, and had noted that the director should have indicated that the film was incomplete.
Filmmakers like T V Chandran, K R Mohanan and Harikumar have taken offence to this decision and have submitted a petition signed by around fifty prominent personalities including names as Pannyan Raveendran, M J Radhakrishnan, C P Padmakumar, Vipin Vijay and V K Joseph to the Chief Minister, demanding that the film be included in the Festival.
This was following the preview show of the film that was held yesterday. The filmmakers also said that a film as this, that should be internationally recognised, was rejected from the IFFK, and the reason quoted – that there were no subtitles – is a challenge to the cultural scenario of the state itself.
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