Controversial Malayalam movie S Durga can be screened on the forthcoming International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) provided that it will get due clearance, State Minister for Culture and Cinema A.Okay. Balan stated right here on Wednesday.
S Durga was not screened on the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa regardless of the film’s director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan’s greatest efforts.
Sasidharan had moved the Kerala High Court, which directed IFFI to display the movie on the pageant after a censored model was screened for the jury. But contemporary title-related points raised by the Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) on the gala’s final day had sealed the destiny of the film on the fest.
Balan advised the media right here, “What we hear is that director Sanal Kumar Sasidharan is going to approach the court again since the censorship certificate has been withdrawn. We will certainly screen the film here if he gets a clearance from the court. If not, it may not happen.”
Balan stated that at this version of the IFFK, 190 movies from 65 international locations can be screened, of which 40 of them can have their premiere right here.
“Following the cyclone Ockhi disaster, we have decided to cancel the cultural extravaganza that is generally associated with the IFFK. Even the inauguration has been cancelled and there will be only screening of these films. With regard to the closing ceremony, no decision has been taken,” stated Balan.
He stated that as per the current directive, the nationwide anthem can be performed at first and finish of screenings.
“If there is any violation when it’s played, appropriate action would be there,” stated Balan.
The jury of the IFFK contains ace director Marco Muller, who would be the chairman. Others on the jury embody Malayalam director T.V. Chandran, Columbian actor Marlon Moreno, movie editor Mary Stephen and movie curator Aboubacker Sanago. In all 12,000 passes have been issued for the fest.