Why a thrilling bullfight sequence was cut down from Mohanlal- Priyadarshan movie Chithram?
Chithram, is one of the most popular and classic movies ever made in Mollywood and it still holds the record for the movie which had run the most number of days here in Kerala with regular shows. The film had run 366 days here in Kerala and that too with 4 regular shows in screens here. Even though Siddique-Lal movie Godfather had run 405 days here some years later, it achieved the feat only with noon shows. Mohanlal and Renjini played the lead roles in Chithram. Each and every scene from the movie is still remembered by Malayalees and even now when Chithram comes on Mini screen, everybody in Kerala glued to their seats to watch this movie again. But there is an interesting story behind this flick. There was a bullfight sequence in the movie at first, but it was cut down from the flick before release.
It was filmed in a forest and the bull was bought from Madras. It was a hilarious and tremendous sequence in which Mohanlal fights the bull. At first, the bull not moved an inch even after the trainer tried a lot. Later the trainer burned a paper and hold it under the belly of the bull. When heat touched the skin, the bull moved and they shot the sequence after that.
But when it came on the editing table, the makers felt that this bull fight may be an inappropriate sequence for the total mood of the plot and they had decided to cut that sequence from the movie.