Court stays screening of National Award winning Malayalam film

Last Updated: Sat, May 21, 2011 19:59 hrs

Kozhikode: A court here on Saturday stayed the screening and distribution of the film 'Adaminte Makan Abu' (Abu, son of Adam) which won four national awards.

The court issued the interim stay following a petition filed by Ashraf Bedi, the co-producer of the movie, who complained that director Salim Ahmmed sent the movie to the National Film Corporation for the award without mentioning Ashraf's name as a producer.

A criminal petition filed by Ashraf at the Kozhikode Judicial Magistrate Court IV said the director "betrayed" him by not including his name as the film's producer.

National Awards

Among other awards, the film, a narrative of a man's pursuit of religion, won the award for the best feature film and its star Salim Kumar shared the best actor's honour with Tamil actor Dhanush.

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