- Kurup activists reject the argument
- The allegations were blown to smithereens by the film team
Mallu Traveler’s criticism was that it was illegal for Kurup to make such a move for the film, as the public does not have the opportunity to affix stickers on private vehicles. Mallu had said that the law should be the same for all and there should be no double standards in it. Mallu also asked why the motor vehicle department did not take up the case. At the same time, Mallu Traveler had said that the film is good and that Dulquer is a pearl and not a critic of the film. He had pointed out in a Facebook post that according to the law, it is not allowed to sticker on private vehicles after obtaining prior permission or paying the fee, but on taxis.
Activists have released a press release explaining the controversy surrounding the car with the sticker as part of the promotion of the film ‘Kurup’. കാറിൽ സ്റ്റിക്കറൊട്ടിച്ച് നിരത്തിൽ ഉറക്കിയത് നിയമപ്രകാരം പണം നൽകിയാണെന്നാണ് അണിയറപ്രവർത്തകർ ചൂണ്ടിക്കാട്ടുന്നത്. She also said that it was not illegal to campaign by sticking a sticker on a vehicle like this. According to the film’s line-up, the Palakkad RTO office has done all the legal work related to this and after that the vehicle was brought down on the road.
Kurup, which holds the record for most shows in a single day in Kerala and had a gross collection of Rs 36 million on its opening day, was screened on 500 screens in Kerala on its first day. By the same evening, it had reached 550 screens. One week after the release of the film, house full shows are still held in most parts of Kerala. Meanwhile, Mallu Traveler also came on the scene with such a criticism. Later, when many people came to the scene questioning the same reason, the activists came up with an explanation.