B Unnikrishnan expressed his wish to collaborate for a project, reveals Ramees
Ever since its announcement last week, Prithviraj-Aashiq Abu film ‘Vaariyamkunnan’ has been in the news constantly. The film which is based on the 1921 Malabar Revolution has Prithviraj playing the titular role of Chakkiparamban Variyankunnathu Kunjahammed Haji, who was the leader of Malabar Rebellion against the British. ‘Unda’ fame Harshad and Ramees Mohamed are scripting the film.
Right after the announcement from Aashiq Abu’s camp, many including political parties came out opposing the project accusing that it is a ploy to glorify Haji’s life. Many claimed that the film will create communal tension between the Hindu-Muslim community. Three other projects based on Haji’s life were also announced on the same day.
ബി ഉണ്ണിക്കൃഷ്ണന് വിളിച്ച് പിന്മാറരുതെന്ന് പറഞ്ഞു, കയ്യില് സ്ക്രിപ്റ്റുണ്ടെങ്കില് ഒരുമിച്ച് സിനിമ ചെയ്യാമെന്നറിയിച്ചു. വാരിയംകുന്നന് സ്ക്രീനിലെത്തുമ്പോള് സിനിമക്കൊപ്പമുണ്ടാകും. റമീസ് മുഹമ്മദ് ദ ക്യു അഭിമുഖത്തില്
Posted by The Cue on Monday, June 29, 2020
The issues further escalated after some old Facebook posts of scenarist Ramees started circulating online. Ramees was called out for his misogynistic comments and he was alleged of having allegiance to terror outfits like Taliban. As heated discussions continued, Ramees took to his social media handle to announce that he is opting out of the project temporarily. He informed that he will be rejoining the team after proving his innocence.
In a recent interview to The Cue, Ramees said that he has been getting support from all corners. FEFKA general secretary B Unnikrishnan had called Ramees and pledged support to him. He even depressed his wish to collaborate for a project if Ramees had a good script.