Despite making tremendous box office collections, megastar Mammootty's latest Malayalam movie "Kasaba" has been making headlines for having few controversial misogynist dialogues in it. In a latest development, the Women's Commission of Kerala has decided to issue a notice against Mammootty, the movie's director Nithin Renji Panicker and producer Alice George for including certain scenes that insult the female characters in the film.
According to the recent press release by the commission, it has also decided to send a letter to the regional censor board to be more vigilant while censoring the movies that portray women negatively. In Tuesday's meeting, the members of the commission have also planned to give instructions to the film associations MATCA and AMMA regarding the same.
The recent decisions have been taken based on the report submitted by a commission member who watched the Mammootty-starrer, after many viewers had heavily criticised the cop thriller. The meeting on Tuesday was addressed by the commission's Chairperson KC Rosakutty, who had earlier said that they will look into the matter.
The much criticised scene in which Mammootty's character CI Rajan Zacharia holds the belt of a senior female officer warning her that he can even stop her menstrual cycle apart from few dialogues with double-meanings, have irked many audience, who call "Kasaba" as a sexist movie. However, the mass movie has been well accepted by the die-hard fans of the megastar.
"Every actors have a social responsibility and should be able to reject such roles, especially an actor like Mammootty, who enjoys a huge fan-following throughout the country," the commission adds.
However, director Nithin earlier told reporters that "Kasaba," which also stars Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Sampath and Neha Saxena in main roles, "only reflects the reality in Indian society."