We were under the impression that an Indian citizens should abide by only by the Indian Penal code. Looks like we were wrong. There are organizations, like Film Chamber, which decide and dictate what an actor should do with his life. Recently Mammooty violated producer’s penal code by appearing in a television program and the sky came crashing down.
the Film Producers association has issued a show cause notice to the superstar for appearing in a music programme of a popular Television channel called Melody during the Ramadan season.
The appearance is against the agreement between the actorsâ€™ association and producers association that doesnâ€™t allow film stars to appear in TV programmes. [Mammooty’s melody turn bitter]
What is wrong if film stars appear in TV programs? (Answer: Nothing). And why does the Chairman of Kairali TV needs the permission of lesser gods to appear on TV? Apparently the producers believe that such appearances are not good for the movie industry.
Past few months we were treated to classics like Photographer, Bhargava Charithram, Lanka and Pachakuthira which were a treat not only for the mind, but also for the brain, especially if you were brain damaged. When producers lost their money in these brilliant films they had couple of options – a) blame it on America b) own responsiblity for making inane movies. Option a was ruled out since even with the wildest imagination, it was not easy to make that connection. Option b was also ruled out since that involves pricking self-pride. So the new option is to enforce such bans hoping that this would lead people like us into movie theatres.
A producer’s responsibility does not end with selecting an actor or a director. They should make sure that the movies they invest their hard earned money should ride on good scripts, at the minimum. The right thing for producers to do is to stop acting like clowns and instead take a deep breath and read the script before making a film. Instead of spending money on plane tickets to Thailand and New Zealand or importing expensive actresses for item numbers, give the money to the script writer.
What next? Will the producer’s association tell the actors what biscuit they should eat and what cola they should drink? Instead of acting like dictators, producers should learn from the humble Antony Perumbavoor, the ideal producer, seen here carrying Mohanlal’s bag.