With thanks to the Deccan Chronicle 29.6.11:
The rivalry between allopathy and homeopathy has now assumed a filmy turn. A registered pharmacist has filed a public interest litigation in the Kerala High Court seeking to ban Malayalam movie Kana Kombathu saying it was creating an unnecessary scare about allopathy medicines. The petitioner, Mr Karakkad Rajasekharan Nair, said the film created the impression that even popping a paracetamol pill will give you deadly diseases in the long run.
“Its dialogues are aimed at portraying modern medical science as a demonic phenomenon and pharmacists and doctors as agents of imperialism,” he said. “The film says that allopaths are out to kill people.” Mr T.M. Subasah, the petitioner’s advocate, said the film, scripted by Madhu Muttom of Manichaitrathazhu fame, ended with the heroes triggering an explosion destroying a pharmaceutical factory. “The character played by Manoj K. Jayan then says that our society does not need allopathy and can survive with traditional medicines,” said Mr Subash.
The advocate added that on inquiry, he found that Kana Kombathu was produced by a homeopathy doctor who was also involved in running a homeo medicine firm. Mr Subhash said that the PIL had been filed before the HC Chief Justice citing section 5 of the 1952 Cinematography Act relating to defamation. The film, directed by newcomer Mahadevan, stars Mythili, Biju Menon, Nedumudi Venu, Suraj Venjarammoodu and cricketer Sreesanth’s brother Deepu along with newcomers.