Give Dileep a break, suggests Adoor Gopalakrishnan alleging media trial

National Award winning filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan has come out in support of Malayalam superstar Dileep, who has been made one of the main suspects in the kidnapping and alleged molestation of a popular Malayalam actress. Adoor's previous film had Dileep and Kavya Madhavan in lead roles.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Published:July 15, 2017 1:26 pm
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National Award winning filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan on Friday advised the media to show some restraint when it comes to covering the ongoing investigation of Malayalam superstar Dileep. Defending the actor, he said that the Dileep, who he knows, is not a criminal.

“Dileep, as a person known to me, is neither an underworld don nor a stone-hearted person. I’m not the authority to pronounce him guilty or innocent. It is the task of the court. At present, the media is punishing him. They should show a little bit of patience,” he told the media, according to a Mathrubhumi report.

Adoor’s previous film Pinneyum that came out in 2016 had Dileep and Kavya Madhavan in the lead roles. The Mollywood’s hit onscreen pair had shared the screen space in this film after a gap of five years. The film that follows the struggles of a jobless family man is loosely based on a real life crime incident that took place in Kerala in the 1980s.

Dileep’s popularity and influence in the Malayalam film fraternity has collapsed like a house of cards following his arrest in connection with the attack of a popular Malayalam actress. While many celebrities have spoken out against Dileep since his arrest, some continue to show their support to him.

Dileep has been charged under nine sections of IPC, including criminal conspiracy and gang rape. He will be produced on Saturday evening before the Judicial Magistrate Court in Angamaly as his bail application comes up for hearing.

The court on Friday extended his police custody after the investigating officials told the court that the accused was not cooperating with the investigation.

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  1. P
    Jul 17, 2017 at 11:59 pm
    Clearly, self interest is understandably, paramount and above other considerations.
    1. M
      Jul 17, 2017 at 8:26 pm
      It is a shame that there is an absolute absence of investigative reporting in India. No one even wants to look at a different angle and see if there was any possibility concocted by Dileep's first wife in order to gain custody of their daughter. Ms. Warrier and Bhavna are good friends and so is Prithviraj Sukumar who has always been envious of Dileep's success. The trio are IPL partners of the same team. Some memory card has been found but no phone which is quite surprising. Memory cards can be edited and images can be created and stored and it is quite difficult to identify the creator and date. Typical justice system in India.
      1. T
        Jul 17, 2017 at 8:11 pm
        I fully agree with you Adoor sir and I thank you for coming forward, at least to stop the nonsense certain media not all though, talk about. Those certain media thinks that they are better than police, lawyers, CMs and PM. They can do everything 🤣. No one has patience to see the completion of police investigation and the verdict of the court. It is so pity to see those media people have no controls and going so personal.
        1. B
          Jul 16, 2017 at 9:47 am
          Adoor is right. Without the courts pronouncing Dileep guilty or innocent, no one has the right to make him a spectacle or insinuate anything against him. But this media circus will go on as they are only after s of their paper.
          1. P
            Jul 16, 2017 at 4:30 am
            I agreed with Shri. Adoor Gopalakrishnan's general assumption. Media and crowds has to slow down until all of the real truth comes out. It is absolutely wrong to do such kind of act to a women, but we have to wait until learn the full story.
            1. G
              Jul 16, 2017 at 2:29 am
              We did not realize Adoor was such a fraud.Any person can do bad things if he has crores around .Especially in India.When the temptation of revenge cane dileep succumbef.You Adoor ,if you cannot even understand that humans are humans what film were you making ?About Jesus Christ ?
              1. A
                Jul 18, 2017 at 5:41 pm
                I feel sad about you bro
              2. W
                Jul 15, 2017 at 9:40 pm
                I hope the media does not lash out at Mr.adoor for supporting dileep.everyone has a right to opinion.
                1. J
                  Jul 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm
                  It looks like a case of a women scorned.... ex wife using victim
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