Actor Edavela Babu has criticised the Vineeth Sreenivasan-starrer 'Mukundan Unni Associates' for being excessively negative. He said he was bewildered at how such a negative film got the censor board's nod. He was speaking at the ‘Cinemayum Ezhuthum’ discussion held at the National Legislature’s Book Festival.
It is a disturbing trend that the director had faith in the film’s acceptance and the audience’s positive reaction to the film, Babu said.
“Recently we saw the release of a film called ‘Mukundan Unni Associates’. I don’t know how it was passed by the Censor Board, the film is so negative. The film itself starts with the tagline 'We don’t have anyone to thank'.
"I am not going to repeat the climax dialogue here. And the heroine’s choice of words cannot be reproduced here. That’s the kind of offensive language she has used... Surprisingly this film worked at the box office. Who has suffered moral degeneration? The audience or filmmakers?" he said.
"The producers made enough profits from the film. I can’t even begin to process a film like this. I did call Vineeth Sreenivasan and asked him how he agreed to act in it. Apparently, some seven heroes rejected the film. But Vineeth couldn’t say no to this project as it is directed by his assistant," he added.
"The director apparently had faith in the film that it will work at the box office. Why blame the filmmakers, I am wondering what’s happening to our audience?” Babu said.
Directed by Abhinav Sundar Nayak, 'Mukundan Unni Associates' was released on November 11, 2022. This dark humour was appreciated by the audience and critics alike. Aarsha Chandni Baiju is the heroine of the film. Suraj Venjaramoodu, Sudhi Koppa, Tanvi Ram, Jagadish, Sudheesh are also playing key roles in the film. It is now streaming on Hotstar.