Malayalam actor Tovino Thomas' movie Guppy, which released on August 5, had opened to positive response from the audience. However, the Johnpaul George directorial couldn't rock the Kerala box office and was soon removed from the theatres.
Guppy, which stars child artiste Chethan Jayalal in the main role, had locked horns with Mohanlal's Vismayam and Baby Sarah Arjun's Ann Maria Kalippilaanu. The movies garnered good audience response.
"I have received 100s of messages since the DVD release of Guppy. Many have apologised for not watching the movie in theatre, but somehow I feel sad hearing it [translated from Malayalam]," Tovino wrote on his social media page.
"I wish what if they all had believed us and watched it in theatre? Since it was not a superhit movie in Kerala, it was not screened outside the state. Still, I have no complaints and not pointing fingers at anyone. But I wish good films don't face this in future. A lot of changes might happen if Malayalam films get good audience support," he added.
Guppy revolves around the story of Appu (Chethan), who sells aquarium fish for his livelihood. The childhood experiences faced by him are narrated in the film. Tovino plays the role of an engineer, who arrives in the village to construct a bridge.
The movie also stars Sreenivasan, Dileesh Pothen, Rohini, Alancier Ley and Noby in significant roles and is the production venture of E4 Entertainment.
Here is the Facebook post of Tovino Thomas: