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Last Updated Wednesday October 11 2017 08:02 AM IST

Why was 'Solo' edited after release? Producer speaks out

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Solo The producer said that he felt sorry for Dulquer Salmaan when the audience were booing at one of his best performances

Bejoy Nambiar’s anthology, Solo, hit the headline for the wrong reasons. The director’s allegation that the movie’s climax was re-edited without his consent sparked off a debate. Now the producer of the Dulquer Salmaan movie has come out in defense of himself.

Abraham Mathew said that he was forced to change the final sequence of the movie to satisfy the protesting audience. He said that director Bejoy Nambiar had rejected his requests to tailor the movie to better suit the audience tastes.

“I had asked the director to change the order of stories even before the movie was released. I said so because I felt so after watching the movie. But he was not ready for that,” Mathew said. He added that he was proven right when the movie was released. The audience were not happy with the climax.

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“I talked to (Bejoy Nambiar) the same day. When the negative reactions crossed the limits, I asked him if he could make ‘The World of Trilok’ the last of the anthology because it had a fine end and edit the climax of ‘Rudra’. I was speaking on behalf of the audience. But he would not budge, leaving me with no choice but to edit the movie,” Mathew said.

The producer said that he felt sorry for Dulquer Salmaan when the audience were booing at one of his best performances. The actor had made an emotional plea on Facebook in defense of the movie.

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Mathew said that the movie seemed to be working well with the audience if the response from movie halls were any indication.

Bejoy Nambiar, known for Shaitan (Hindi, 2011) and David (Hindi/Tamil, 2013) had lashed out against the re-editing of the movie.

The opinions expressed here do not reflect those of Malayala Manorama. Legal action under the IT Act will be taken against those making derogatory and obscene statements.

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