The recently released Idukki Gold has opened to mixed reviews.
Directed by Aashiq Abu, the film has Pratap Pothen, Raveendran, Babu Antony, Maniyanpillai Raju and Vijayaraghavan in the lead.
The film has been marketed in a big way through the social networking sites and predictably, the responses poured in via the same media. Actor Pratap Pothen reacted to some of the criticisms in harsh words and that sparked off a battle, where angry words were exchanged between the actor and some of those who reacted to his statements.
Director Aashiq Abu also posted a note to all the “friends” who disliked the film. His lines can roughly be translated, as “We haven't claimed Idukki Gold to be a classic. It's a simple film. There would be many things that you may not like about it. We respect your opinion. But we are not into a race or to challenge anyone…”
The battle is on!