Eloor Municipality Takes Action After Film Set Fire Incident

'Guruvayoor Ambala Nadayil' movie used for representational purpose
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In a recent development in Eloor, Kochi, the Eloor Municipality has issued a stern notice to a prominent PSU following an incident involving the burning of debris from a film set. The land, owned by the fertilizer company, was used by the makers of the popular film ‘Guruvayoor Ambalanadayil’ to set fire to the waste materials, which included plastic, thermocol, and plywood.

Residents of the Township ward in Eloor expressed distress as thick plumes of smoke engulfed the area during the burning, causing discomfort and health concerns among the locals. The incident occurred around 6 pm on Wednesday, prompting immediate action from local authorities.

“We’ve sent a notice to the PSU as part of our legal measures, given that the land belongs to the company. A maximum fine of Rs 25,000 will also be imposed. Additionally, we will summon those responsible for burning non-biodegradable waste without segregation,” stated A D Sujil, Chairperson of Eloor Municipality.

The film crew had constructed a replica of the ‘Guruvayoor Sree Krishna Temple’ on the PSU-owned land for shooting purposes. Post filming, the set was dismantled, and the accumulated waste was set ablaze at multiple locations on the premises. ‘Guruvayoor Ambalanadayil’, featuring Prithviraj Sukumaran and Basil Joseph in leading roles, recently made its OTT debut after a successful theatrical release.

This incident has drawn attention not only to environmental concerns but also to the responsible disposal of waste generated from large-scale productions. The municipality’s swift response underscores its commitment to maintaining environmental standards and ensuring the well-being of local residents.

Stay tuned for updates as the municipality continues to monitor the situation and enforce necessary measures to prevent such incidents in the future.


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