Lijo Jose Pellisery is one of the popular directors in the South film industry. Mani Ratnam too called him his favorite director in the current times. There's been an issue going on for quite some time in the Malayalam industry about stopping Lijo Jose from going to shoot. The director announced that he is going to be an independent filmmaker from now. Today, he penned down his thoughts, and wrote, "My cinema has no grammar. My language too So fuck it."
Lijo Jose Pellisery posted the following on his Facebook profile.
For me, cinema is not a money making machinery but a medium to express my vision. so from today onwards. I am a Independent filmmaker. I will use all the money I raise from cinema to fuel better cinema and nothing else. I will screen my cinema anywhere I feel is right because I am the creator of it. We are in the middle of a pandemic -a war-jobless people - identity crisis- poverty and religious unrest.people are walking a 1000 miles just to reach home. Artists are dying out of depression.
so …These are times to create great art just to inspire people to feel alive. Just to give them hope in some form to stay alive.