Kochi: “Ramaleela”, the film whose release had hit a roadblock after its lead actor Dileep, an accused in the assault on actress case that shook Kerala, has found support from unexpected quarters. Manju Warrier, prominent actress and former wife of Dileep, has spoken in support of the film, saying that the call to boycott the film is unfortunate.
Pointing out that film makers have the right to expect that their work would be watched by the people, she said, it isn’t just one individual who is behind a film. There are many who have toiled to make it a final product. Adding that “Ramaleela” is a project by a young director who had been dreaming cinema all these years, Manju called for allowing film lovers to watch the film.
Manju Warrier’s call came as part of her post about her new flick “Udaharanam Sujatha”, which releases along with “Ramaleela”. The shoot and post production work of “Ramaleela”, directed by young film maker Arun Gopy and produced by Tomichan Mulakupadom, was completed just before Dileep was arrested. After the actor was denied bail even after successful attempts, the release of the film had been in jeopardy, but the makers decided to release the film finally.
There have been widespread campaigns urging people not to watch the film. Now with Manju Warrier too coming out in support of the film, it remains to be seen how far the protest campaigns would succeed.