Omar Lulu’s Nalla Samayam withdrawn from theatres following excise case

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A scene from Nalla Samayam

A scene from Nalla Samayam

Filmmaker Omar Lulu has withdrawn his newest film Nalla Samayam from the theatres, three days after its launch.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 towards 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 using banned artificial medication together with MDMA, a day after its launch within the theatres.

On Monday, the director introduced in a Fb put up that he’s withdrawing the film from the theatres and that the remainder of the issues will likely be determined primarily based on the Court docket order. Excise division officers had mentioned that there have been a number of complaints towards the teaser because it carried dialogues and scenes encouraging substance abuse. After the discharge of the movie on Friday, there have been contemporary complaints, they mentioned.

The officers had additionally hinted that they’d 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 towards his movie. He had mentioned that the ‘A’ certificates for the film from the Central Board of Movie Certification (CBFC) signifies that it’s meant just for adults.

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