Tomichan Mulakuppadam reveals that SG 250 shoot started in December 2019!
For the last few weeks, there have been several talks about Prithviraj starrer ‘Kaduva’ and Suresh Gopi’s 250th film. ‘Kaduva’ was supposed to be directed by Shaji Kailas and ‘SG 250’ was announced with debutant Mathew Thomas as the director. The controversy started when the makers of ‘Kaduva’ approached the court alleging that there were similarities between the two films. The Kerala high court then ordered a stay on the shoot and promotional activities of the Suresh Gopi starrer.
Veteran scenarist Renji Panicker later stated that nobody else can claim ownership over Kaduvakunnel Kuruvachan as it was he who first named that character. Interestingly, the character is based on a real life person named Kurivanakunnel Kuruvachan, who still resides in Pala.
More recently, Kurivanakunnel Kuruvachan came out opposing both ‘Kaduva’ and ‘SG 250’. He expressed his disapproval against both the films as they are being made without his consent. As per Kuruvachan, he had discussed the idea about a film only with Renji Panicker and if the other two parties decide to go ahead, he will be dealing with it legally.
After Kuruvachan came out with a statement, the makers of ‘Kaduva’ clarified that their film is not based on his life but completely fictional. Director Shaji Kailas has said that his film is about a young planter with no connection whatsoever to Kuruvachan.
Meanwhile, Tomichan Mulakuppadam, the producer of ‘SG 250’, has lashed out against ‘Kaduva’ team asking what was the need for a legal battle if the character and story was penned originally by Renji Panicker. He accused the makers of ‘Kaduva’ for misleading the court.
According to Mulakuppadam, ‘SG 250’ shoot had commenced in December 2019 itself. They had shot a few portions which were shown in the motion poster teaser. They have also registered the film’s title. The producer accuses that ‘Kaduva’ team decided to pursue a case only after seeing the massive response for his film’s teaser.