Vijay Babu responds to Girija theatre’s attempt to hold over Angamaly Diaries
We had earlier reported about Girija theatre in Thrissur trying to hold over Angamaly Diaries. They have closed the gates to the theatres during the show time leaving the audience stranded. Many who went to the watch the movie were left disappointed as the theatre authorities kept the gates closed.
The theatre owners are planning to hold over the movie for screening the Vishu releases. But in their defence, the theatre owners allege that the audience count is very minimal and the makers are distributing tickets to migrant labourers in an attempt to not ensure the movie doesn’t become a hold over. The theatre authorities informed that they closed the gates as these labourers dirt the the complex and they cannot allow it as families also visit the theatres.
Producer of Angamaly Diaries, Vijay Babu has now responded back to the theatre authorities allegations through a post in his official Facebook page. He has written that there is no need to pay money to labourers to watch a movie that has been running successfully. The theatre owners through their Facebook page has stated that they will not allow the movie to release in other theatre in Thrissur. Vijay Babu has asked them to respond back ethically and morally. Earlier, director of the movie Lijo Jose Pellissery and actor/filmmaker Roopesh Peethambaran also supported the cause and asked the theatre owners to refrain from doing such tactics.
Angamaly Diaries was released on March 3 to unanimous appreciation from the critics and audience alike. The movie marked the debut of actor Chemban Vinod Jose as a scenarist. Many celebrities including stalwarts like Mohanlal, Prithviraj, Anurag Kashyap, Karthik Subbaraj, Pa Ranjith etc rated the movie very highly.