The shooting of Tovino Thomas starrer Minnal Murali, directed by Basil Joseph, was underway when the COVID 19 outbreak happened and the lockdown was announced. The shooting has been stopped following the directions.
Yesterday some members, allegedly belonging to a right wing group, has destroyed the set of the movie, which was located at Kalady.
A person, claiming to be a leader of the group has posted pictures of some miscreants destroying the set of a Christian church, alleging that it was built near a temple.
Mollywood has expressed shock and protest over the incident. Sophia Paul, the producer of Minnal Murali has posted this.
“Minnal Murali is an ambitious super hero project which is under production and we have filmed almost a major portion of the film. The film required almost 2 years of preproduction and planning owing to the scope and scale of the film. The remaining portion of the movie will be shot as soon as restrictions for movie production is lifted.
The next schedule is planned in Kaladi and we have had constructed a massive set of a church where the climax was to be shot. Unfortunately due to the pandemic we couldn’t resume the shoot and was waiting for government guidance regarding the permissions to resume shoot.
The set at kaaladi was planned and built for one of our most important scene. All required permissions to build the set at the location was taken.
Today’s incident is so unfortunate and a colossal loss,” says the producer.
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