The prejudiced approach to new generation films from theatre owners of the state is spoiling the new experiments in Mollywood, says Lijin Jose, the director of Friday. He was talking to the press as a part of the promotion of his recent critically acclaimed film. “We are not getting the support that films with bigger casts are getting from theatre owners. Our Friday was able to release in just 28 centres all across the state. Then how can we bring in collections like the big films do?" asks Lijin.
As an experimental film, Friday was devised without any intervals in between. But the theatres including the state run “Kairali- Sree” complexes are also holding the movie in between to let people go out to the snack bars. This is affecting the tempo of the narratives, complaints Lijin.
Fahadh Faasil who attended the event said that it was he who approached the film makers to do the role, as he thought it as a sure bet to change his image of a Metro-boy. The producer of the film Sandra Thomas, and the scriptwriter Najeem Koya were also seen in the press conference.