In an interview with Mathrubhumi, filmmaker Lal Jose has severely criticized realistic movies.
According to him, even Maheshinte Prathikaram has heavy drama in it. Lal Jose says his Diamond Necklace had Fahadh in a negative role but nobody praised it then, like the campaigns these days. He claims that his Rasikan and Randaam Bhavam were films that were way ahead of its times.
The comments made by Lal Jose have been trolled in the social media.
The battle between the “realistic” gang of filmmakers and the conventional groups recently became intense when Kumbalangi Nights writer Shyam Pushkaran questioned the message given by Sandesham, which to him is an apolitical cinema.