Actor Kalabhavan Mani’s death is still a mystery. Kerala Police failed to find any explanation for the actor’s death. No signs of murder or suicide could be found out till now. In this scenario, Director Vinayan has come up with his concern about the issue. He says that the case is going without any progress and every art-lovers and human rights commission should raise their voice against this. He also said that its shocking to see how even the film organization ‘Amma’ is keeping silent on this issue.
It was through his official facebook page the director expressed his concern.
His facebook post roughly translates like this :
“Received a call from Kalabhavan Mani’s home yesterday. They got to know about the police reports through Human Rights Commission. Police still couldn’t find any clue about Mani’s death.
Did our Kerala police, who is said to be the most efficient police team in India, go wrong in finding the mystery behind a great actor’s death? Or is the case that, they have taken this case so lightly? I’m greatly confused!
State Government reports that the case is handed over to CBI but still there has been no actions or reports which give us some hope. If this is the case, this case is going to be investigated forever without any outcomes. Every art-lovers and human rights members should raise their voice against this.
What amazes me the most is, how film organization ‘Amma’ keeps silent on this issue. Mani has given a National Award to Malayalam. Mani was always marginalized during his lifetime. He himself has told this. He was a man who loved his profession and fellow beings more than himself. It is pathetic and shameful to see that even after his death an organization where he was also a member is doing nothing about this.”
Kalabhavani Mani was not just a co-worker for Vinayan. It was through Vinayan’s ‘Vasanthiyum Lakshmiyun Pinne Njaanum’ the actor got his break. He won the Kerala State Film Awards for Best Actor and the Special Jury Award at the National Film Awards for his portrayal of a blind street singer and is regarded as his career best role.