Seeman has condemned the Malayalam film Raama Ravanan by Biju Vattappara, which deals with the love story between a Sri Lankan Sinhalese woman and a Tamil Tiger activist, is based on a famous novel by acclaimed writed Madhavikutty. The film stars Suresh Gopi in the lead as Tamil Tiger Thiruchelvam.
The movie’s special screening for media persons took place in Chennai recently. The protest against Rama Ravanan began when it was known that the movie deals with the Tamil-Eelam conflict. Apparently, the film shows Tamilians in poor light while Sri Lankans and Buddhism were praised.
According to a press note from director Seeman, the film is based on improper facts. Seeman had warned that Rama Ravanan should not be screened in Tamil Nadu failing which there would be protests all round the world where it will be screened.
In a press meet convened in Kochi on June 10, director Biju Vattappara said that the film had been made with the best of intentions and there was no ulterior reference to Tamils in them. If only Seeman had seen the film, he would not have made this accusations, Biju said.