Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala police have taken up a suo moto case for Malayalam film “D-Company” whose posters carried pictures of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.
The film, an action thriller released during the Onam season in September, is a portmanteau movie directed by M. Padmakumar, Vinod Vijayan and Diphan.
The theme of the film, however, has nothing to do with Ibrahim’s life.
According to police, the case has been taken up on instructions from the Coity Police Commissioner P. Vijayan under the Young Persons (harmful publications) Act 1956.
The charge is that the posters displayed a picture of Ibrahim, who is wanted by the law enforcers in the country.
The persons who should be charged would be decided only after the completion of the preliminary inquiry since, as of now, the police only had information on the appearance of the posters.
They had yet to ascertain through investigation whether the posters were made by producers or distributors, or whether they were the handiwork of others not connected to the film, sources said.
Meanwhile, a poster of an upcoming movie, “Idukki Gold,” has incurred the wrath of pro-Hindu outfits for allegedly depicting Lord Shiva as smoking ganja with Latin American revolutionary icon Che Guevara.
A pro-RSS outfit, Hindu Aykyavedi, had lodged a complaint with the local police against it, sources said.