Solar Swapnam, the movie which was said to be based on the persons of interest of the Solar scandal, though not entirely, has been banned by the Thiruvananthapuram Munsiff Court based on a petition filed by one of the prime accused in the case, Biju Radhakrishnan.
Now, this movie has been a controversy magnet, one suspects on purpose, from the beginning. The flick managed to get an ‘Adults Only’ certification after all from the censor board for vulgar content!
The producer of the film, an NRI by the name of Raju Joseph, had held a press meet a few days back alleging that Saritha Nair and Biju Radhakrishnan both had threatened him, directly and indirectly, on separate occasions demanding the movie not come out. Whether this is true or not hasn’t been confirmed yet.
It is however true that Biju filed a petition against the release of the film early on. Saritha is yet to comment on the accusations levelled at her by Mr Joseph.
The trailer of the flick which came out a while back produced hardly any response and it seems a bit suspect that a movie, which seemed rather poorly made, should be at the centre of the media spotlight every other day since.
Mr Joseph, on the other hand, seemed unwilling to give up and had proclaimed that the film was not entirely about the scandal that rocked the socio political spheres of Kerala, but also had an underlying message for women, highlighting the discrimination they face.
No comments on that part, but based on what we know so far, that seems, ahem.. ‘unlikely’ as the real driving force behind the movie to say the least. In fact, it feels like the flick tried to hijack and use for itself an existing hot topic and it backfired.
In any case, it doesn’t look like the audience is going to get to make the call on the quality of the flick anytime soon..