Filmmaker Omar Lulu has withdrawn his newest film Nalla Samayam from the theatres, three days after its launch. The Kozhikode Vary of the Excise Division had registered a case in opposition to the director and the producer of the film underneath Abkari Act and Narcotic Medication and Psychotropic Substances Act over allegations of the film and its trailer selling the usage of banned artificial medicine together with MDMA, a day after its launch within the theatres.
On Monday, the director introduced in a Fb submit that he’s withdrawing the film from the theatres and that the remainder of the issues might be determined based mostly on the Court docket order. Excise division officers had stated that there have been a number of complaints in opposition to the teaser because it carried dialogues and scenes encouraging substance abuse. After the discharge of the movie on Friday, there have been recent complaints, they stated.
The officers had additionally hinted that they might provoke steps to cease the screening of the film if the controversial parts will not be eliminated. Following the controversy, the filmmaker had in media interviews claimed that he was being focused unfairly as movies starring some superstars additionally had scenes depicting drug use, however a case was filed solely in opposition to his movie. He had stated that the ‘A’ certificates for the film from the Central Board of Movie Certification (CBFC) signifies that it’s meant just for adults.