Kozhikode: A report said that Jeo Baby, the director of films like ‘The Great Indian Kitchen’ and the recently released movie ‘Kathal-The Core’, has been cancelled from a program at Farook College. The reason cited for his immediate cancellation was that his statements were not in line with ‘moral values of the college’.
The report quoted Jeo Baby saying that he felt insulted by the decision of the college to cancel him from a program organized by the Film Club of the college. The College Union remarked that his statements did not align with the moral values of the college, said the report.
Muslim Students Federation (MSF) State President, PK Navas, said that as Jeo Baby has the right to express his opinion, the students have the right to choose whether to listen to him, said the report.
Jeo Baby’s earlier movie ‘The Great Indian Kitchen’ had come under severe criticisms, for its unparalleled mockery of Hindu households in the background of Sabarimala women entry. The movie depicts Hindu men as regressive and used the Sabarimala women entry issue as a point to showcase that Hindu women were subjected to male chauvinism in every households.
While the Hindu community decried his twisted and false narrative, the leftists supported the director.
Meanwhile political commentator, Sreejith Panicker, took a dig at the director through his Facebook post. He reminded Jeo Baby that in today’s world, giving dirty water to Ayyappa devotees and insulting them is considered moral. Sreejith Panicker was referring to a scene in Jeo Baby’s movie ‘The Great Indian Kitchen’, where the woman protagonist is shown throwing dirty water at Ayyappa devotees.
Panicker, in his social media post, asked Jeo Baby to relax as he was not insulted as much as Ayyappa devotees were insulted through his movie ‘The Great Indian Kitchen’