The Mullaiperiyar conflict is burgeoning into a bigger issue than before and on the entertainment front too, there seems to be some trouble. There are some rumors floating around the entertainment industry in both these states that Tamil Nadu might issue a ban on Malayalam films releasing in the state.
Though nothing official regarding this has been issued yet, there are talks that Malayalam films might not see a release in TN if a solution for the Mullaiperiyar issue is not met with.
There are a handful of Malayalam films ready for release. One is a Mohanlal film under the direction of Priyadarshan. This film is titled ‘Arabiyum Ottakam P Madhavan Nairum In Oru Marubhoomikatha.’ Then there is also a Mammootty movie titled Venicile Vyapari’, which will also see a release soon. Mohanlal and Mammootty films see a good run in Tamil Nadu because of a good crowd from Kerala that has made Tamil Nadu as its home.
Also Superstar, Kamal, Vijay, Ajith and Suriya films have a good fan following in Kerala. Film folks have remained silent in both states regarding the Mullaiperiyar issue. Now with the rumors floating about a ban on Malayalam films in TN it remains to be seen how Kerala will react to this situation if it is true.