The film 1744 White Alto, directed by Senna Hegde, sets an example by organizing ICC.

The Hema Commission Report recommended that the POSH Act and the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) be implemented on movie sets, which has been a consistent demand from WCC.

For the first time in Malayalam cinema, the film 1744 White Alto, directed by Senna Hegde, will create an internal complaints committee.

Mrinal Mukundan, Sreejith Nair, and Vinod Divakar, under the brand of Kabani Films, are producing the film, which stars Sharafudheen in the lead role.

The filmmakers of the film, which is being shot in Kasargod, have released a code of behavior for the actors and crew to observe on-site.

Executive producer Ambili has spoken to every actor and staff member of the film about the purpose of ICC and how it may be utilized, according to co-producer Sreejith Nair.

According to the conclusions of the Hema Commission Report, which has yet to be published by the state government, WCC members Parvathy, Anjali Menon, and Padmapriya have frequently urged for the adoption of the POSH Act and the ICC on movie sets.

“The Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act (POSH) has yet to be applied in the film business.

Despite the fact that courts have mandated it, we as professional women in the workplace do not profit from it since the industry does not implement it.

We are at a disadvantage in this situation since research has been conducted but the results have yet to be released, and POSH has yet to be applied.

We know there are problems that need to be addressed based on our own and communal experiences. These are difficulties that affect the entire system.

We want the commission’s conclusions to be formally presented. They are being kept back for a variety of reasons, but the report’s findings should be presented.”

The state government created the Hema Group in December 2019 to explore the difficulties encountered by women in the Malayalam film industry.

The committee consists of retired Justice K Hema, veteran performer Sharada, and senior bureaucrat KB Valasala Kumari.

Women working in the sector provided testimony and comments to the committee. The committee discovered appalling evidence of sexual assault and gender discrimination in the sector.

The committee made a number of recommendations based on its findings, including the application of the POSH Act and the ICC on film sets.

However, almost two years after the committee’s final report was presented to the government, the government has not taken any action based on the study, nor has it publicly published the report, which has drawn condemnation from the media and the WCC.

Since then, many films have been produced and distributed without regard for the POSH Act or the formation of an internal complaints commission to provide a safer working environment for women in the business.

The Kerala Women’s Commission recently signed the petition calling for the POSH Act to be implemented on all film sets, putting more pressure on the state government.