‘S Durga’ director moves to Kerala high court; heres why
After film S Durga was dropped from 48 th International Film Festival of India, Director Sanal Sasidharan has moved Kerala High court against the decision.
The director filed a writ petition in the Kerala High Court against the Information and Broadcasting ministry and festival officials.
Sasidharan had made the Directorate of Film Festivals and the Festival Director as respondents and the matter will come up for hearing on Thursday.
S Durga was apparently recommended for the Indian Panorama section by the 13-member jury headed by Sujoy Ghosh but the Malayalam film, along with Ravi Jadhav’s Nude, was left out of the final list by the Information and Broadcasting ministry on November 9. Ghosh has resigned as jury chief in protest.
Sasidharan’s petition said the ministry “arbitrarily vetoed” the IFFI jury’s decision and dropped his film “without notice” and “without assigning any reason.”>