No takers for film on Communist leader P. Krishna Pillai

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Alappuzha (Kerala) Aug 4 (IANS) Anil V. Nagendran, a lawyer by profession, spent more than eight years to make “Vasanthathinte Kanalvazhikalil”, a film on legendary Communist leader P. Krishna Pillai, but there are no takers for the movie, which cost him a fortune. Set in the 1940s, it highlights the role played by Pillai, founder of the Communist movement in the state besides party legends like A.K. Gopalan, E.M.S. Namboodripad and other leading lights and in fighting castism and feudalism. The Election Commission issued a notice to the filmmaker following complaints from the Congress Party saying the film’s screening during the Lok Sabha poll campaign could hurt them. “As soon as the Election Commission served me the notice, and since I didn’t want to enter into a controversy, I pulled out my film after a week in the theatres.


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