Thiruvananthapuram: Ace film director Kamal has joined the criticizers of recent Malayalam blockbuster film "Premam," which was touted as a film going to break all collection records, but hit a rough patch very soon after its release as a copy of it was leaked online in the last week of May.
Kamal said the content of the film has been giving a wrong message to the society.
He said certain scenes in the films such as the protagonist, a student, falling in love with his teacher and the students drinking liquor in the classrooms would lead the student-community into a wrong path. “That is not right.”
Kamal also said that the ‘hullaballoo’ over the leak of the censor copy of the film was unwanted. “It isn’t the first time a film’s copy is leaked online soon after its release. The controversy created following the leak was deliberate,” he said.
The leak of the film had sent shock waves in the Malayalam film industry after it was found that the leaked copy which was available freely carried the watermark of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).
The film stars Nivin Pauly, billed as the rising star of the Malayalam film industry, after a string of hugely-popular films like "Bangalore Days", "Oru Vadekan Selfie" and "Ivide", to name a few.