Actress Parvathy Thiruvoth’s new movie ‘Varthamanam’ has been denied permission to release. The film was denied permission on the grounds that it was anti-national. Now actor and screenwriter Murali Gopi has come on the scene to respond to the incident.
Murali Gopi has demanded an end to censorship. The practice of using the censor board as a tool to bolster the agenda and philosophy of the ruling party needs to change. He notes that patriotism and nationalism are not just two words that should be included in the definition of a sect. The post is on the hashtag Say No Censorship.
You can read Murali Gopi’s Facebook post
The practice of using the censor board as a tool to bolster the agenda and philosophy of the ruling party needs to change. Patriotism and nationalism are not just two words that fit into the definition of a sect. If so, it’s the responsibility of every artist here to speak out against it. Censorship is the pinnacle of dictatorship. If it has become a habit in a democracy, it means that democracy has failed. If the legal system here dictates that an eighteen-year-old man has the right and awareness to see the good and the bad in politics and give his consent, then it is enough to admit that he / she has the ability and intelligence to recognize it in any film that comes before him / her. If not, it will remain a prime example of blasphemy.