We had many babas and godmen in the Hindu community who have exploited people and amassed wealth, similarly with the Christian community too.
The film Trance which released in Kerala in the last week of February is getting more popular with the netizens during the lock down period.
The film has a brilliant performance by Fahd Faasil who plays a motivational speaker but is drawn into a vortex of corruption. The film makes us question the acts of similar motivational speakers and we wonder if they really have the power of creating a miracle.
The movie faced censor issues and was denied permission to screen as the board wanted a significant portion to be chopped. It then went to the revising committee and was given a U/A without a single cut.
Our very own Jivita Rajashekar was part of the committee which gave the clearance. Though the film has a subplot, the attention is weaned towards the actual act of fooling the public. Had this film been shot in Telugu, it would have made more noise and would have been lying in the cans for a vast period.
Malayalam cinema basically comes up with realistic stories and there is no hypocrisy surrounding it; the characters are all human, fallible and with the normal imperfections.
The sad part about our Telugu films is when we acquire the remake rights of a regional film, in the guise of changing certain scenes to suit the Telugu sensibilities we incorporate a lot of commercial elements.
Let us hope that Vakeel Saab which is a Pink remake remains Pink and doesn’t turn blue because there is a Power Star in it.