Recently the Film Chamber, which is unrelated to the 36th chamber of Shaolin, declared new behavourial rules for film personalities. As per the new rules actors and singers should not participate in TV shows as participants or judges. Also the stars have been banned from appearing in award shows. If anyone violates these rules they will be banned from films. They have also added a humane clause. If anyone wants to attend functions, they have to ask Film Chamber’s permission. If Film Chamber likes you, you can go. Else you will have to sit at home and watch Idea Star Singer Season 4, 400th stage.
The reason why the Film Chamber has resorted to such draconian measures is because Malayalam cinema and Somalian economy have similar growth rate. The goal is to make it atleast as good as Afghanistan’s economy. The chamber thinks if this strategy does not boost Malayalam cinema, nothing will.
In our opinion, these rules are not good enough. Though we appreciate the dark humor in preventing film stars from attending award functions, created only for giving awards to film stars, we think the school headmaster can do more
First, the stars should not just be prevented from appearing in TV serials. They should be prevented from watching TV shows in their homes. For this the Film Chamber should employ people who will monitor the actors for violation. We suggest CITU workers who have experience with Nokku Kooli for this. Now for example, Mammotty is going on one month vacation to USA. He can watch TV there. The Film Chamber should send a chaperone along with him to make sure he complies.
Second, there should be no talking in the sets. We feel some actors have been disparaging the bold steps taken by the Film Chamber and so there should be complete silence on the sets. The actors should speak only the approved lines. If they have to speak anything else, the lines have to be submitted to the Film Chamber, 3 days in advance for review. Thus if Thilakan wants to abuse AMMA, it has to be from a Film Chamber approved script.
If these steps were enforced earlier, then the super hits of 2010 would be Senior Mandrake, Drona 2010, Cheriya Kallanum Valiya Policeum, Nanthuni, Kausthubham and Valiyangadi. We missed that golden opportunity, but it is not too late.