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Veeraputhran runs into legal problem

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Published: Monday, October 17, 2011, 16:55 [IST]

Filmmaker PT Kunhu Mohammed's Veeraputhran-The Legend has run into a controversy, leading to legal problems. PT Kunhu Mohammed has apparently been accused for "distorting" history to make the film a box office success.

Veeraputhran-The Legend, is based on the life of Abdul Rahman Sahib, who was one of the main leaders of the Congress and Khilafat movement in Kerala, who fought against British imperialist rule. In the film, Rahman is shown as being poisoned to death. However, as per History records, he died naturally.

Rahman is reported to have had his last supper from writer Hameed Chennamangalur's ancestral family house. Now Hameed says that the sequence showing his death “not only distorts history but defames my ancestors." He added that the biopic is fake and requested the film to be withdrawn. Hameed even warns that he would move court against Kunhu Mohammed if they did not relent.

However, speaking to PTI, director Kunhu said, “History is not a monopoly of anyone and there can be different interpretations. I have conducted an investigation in my own style by eliciting views of eminent historians and the local people."

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