Today Mollywood was shaken a bit by the words of film maker and producer Anwar Rasheed who said to an interview to online page named South Live that he is going to quit from all Malayalam cinema associations in which he is part of. He is resigning from all associations because of their unsupportive attitude in the issue of Premam’s pirated print spreading. Anwar is a member of director’s association called FEFKA, producers association and also distributors association as well. Anwar Rasheed says when this issue rose up there no one from these organization came up for help and even the law enforcements of the state like police, Anti- piracy cell and also cyber cell were quite inactive in this case.
To this allegations from Anwar Rasheed B Unnikrishnan who is the general secretary of FEFKA association gave a sensible and relevant reply as well. B Unnikrishnan said that when the issue come up he had called Anwar Rasheed and enquired about the scenario. Later after Anwar Rasheed had given the complaint to the cyber crime division in Trivandrum B Unnikrishnan had called D G P Sen Kumar and made him understand the seriousness of the scenario.
As per the instruction of B Unnikrishnan Anwar Rasheed had gave complaint to the D G P as well. The next day B Unnikishnan went to the house of our honorable home minister Ramesh Chennithala and talked to him about this problem and home minister had ordered the cyber cell to make the investigation very tight in this case. Home Minister called Anwar Rasheed on the same day and give him the assurance that action will be taken against those who did this.
The next day the producers association members lead by Suresh Kumar went to see the cyber cell chief and explained to him about the seriousness of this issue as well. As per some links and face book profiles forwarded by Anwar B Unnikrishnan himself with help of police caught some students by hand while using the pirated print but later let them go as Anwar Rasheed and B Unnikrishnan himself feel that it was not right to send some students to prison. But to find out the source is not an easy task as cyber investigation will take a lot of time. Still many raids have been conducted at Malappuram district and many people are in custody as well.
B Unnikrishnan said that the allegation against cinema association like it did not helped Anwar Rasheed in this issue was a baseless one and even if Anwar resigns from the associations, all of them will be there for Anwar in this piracy case and they will take every action possible to kill piracy.