a) The acceptance of Ramaleela shows that Dileep is acquitted in the people's court
My Ans to a) The Film Ramaleela is just a film, shot before the current imbroglio. I don't understand how someone can say the success of the film proves Dileep's innocence. It doesn't. Tomichan Mulakupadam is a very shrewd businessman, and he turned the adverse situation into something that he could benefit from. Also, the intellectual people of Kerala will see this as a film, not a verdict of crimes Dileep is accused of. People who are hollering that this proves Dileep's innocence is playing into the hands of the prosecution, and I am sure they will raise this as a ground to deny bail to Dileep, saying that if he could engineer public opinion while incarcerated, imagine what he can do when set free.
My Ans to b) And for the other side, Ramaleela is not Dileep's alone. There are many who worked day & night, a debutant director whose entire career is hinging on this film, livelihood of many too. The insincere sympathies that you are trying to show off, we understand the real intention behind it. To those great humanitarians who screamed endless hours on evening debates, what have you done to prevent such incidents from happening again? Nothing. Your shouts were not to help that poor girl, it was just an act of revenge, just to see Dileep is grounded. Nothing else.
The Women's Collective in Cinema is purportedly a women-centric organization meant to ensure safety & welfare of those hapless ladies working in Cinema. If that is the case, why the membership still constricted to those few enlightened souls? Why eminent and senior personalities were omitted? Recent reports are to be believed, even Manju Warrior also expressed her unhappiness about the 'activist' ways of the group. Is the only purpose of this WCC was to see Dileep locked away?
Recently one of my close friends asked me Why I Support Dileep. Is it because you are a fan? To answer him, let me start off by saying that I never was a FAN of Dileep. Yes, I liked the Dileep of old, the boy-next-door Dileep. But my support for him stemmed from a different source. In the depth of my heart, I knew Dileep wouldn't commit such a stupid, brazen act, trusting a dime-a-dozen, hired gun. People who knew Dileep, time and again, say one thing about him and that is his business intellect. When he had time to destroy all the evidence, and hatch escape plans, he was not doing any of that. If you have the slightest stain on your conscience, you would do it. Therefore his conscience must be free of those stains.
Also, when I saw certain creeps using the visual media (read TV) to declare him guilty and attacking him on a very personal level I automatically sided with Dileep. I mean who are these news anchors & failed film personalities to prosecute him? At best they should remain neutral in a debate, stating only known facts, not wild allegations and unproven cooked-up stories. Strangely conspicuous by absence was a FOR side. Most debates feature people from both sides, but these debates featured only people who are against him.
A couple of my friends told me that Dileep deserved it since he deserted Manju & Married Kavya. Come On, I mean your problem is not whether he is guilty or not, but few decisions he took in his personal life? If he was entirely in the wrong, do you think his teenage daughter would have supported him? Get a life, morons!
Let the law take its course and acquit/convict Dileep. Until he is convicted, he is innocent. I honestly hope to god that this will not go the way the in-famous Nambi Narayanan (imagined up by a major media house) or Sreesanth Case (powerful forces joined hands with Delhi Police). Those who are screaming for Dileep's blood, calm down and let's hope the truth will prevail.