South movie star Jayam Ravi says his soon-to-be-released characteristic “Bhoomi” is kind of related because it comes at a time when the farmers are agitating towards the Centre’s three farm legal guidelines. Directed by Lakshman, the film options Ravi as Bhoominathan, a scientist of NASA, who works for a mission to develop agriculture on Mars. However when he visits his hometown for a break earlier than his mission, he realises that he ought to save the nation’s farmers earlier than making an attempt farming in outer house.
The actor, recognized for films equivalent to “Jayam”, “Unakkum Enakkum”, “Santhosh Subramaniam” and “Thillalangadi”, mentioned the Tamil-language film goes into the problems that farmers are elevating by way of their protests.
“We see it as a blessing in disguise that our movie is releasing at the moment when the problem is definitely occurring in actuality. It was speculated to launch ten months earlier than however the theatres had been shut then. We had been prepared with our film and therefore we determined to come back on OTT.
“Wanting on the farmers’ protest, who’re saying, ‘Allow us to promote what now we have produced’… this is similar factor that the film offers with after we shot it a few yr in the past,” Ravi instructed PTI in a zoom interview.
1000’s of farmers from Haryana, Punjab and different states have stayed put at varied border factors of Delhi since November 26 as a part of their protest towards the Centre’s farm legal guidelines.
Farmers fear these legal guidelines will eradicate the protection web of MSP and cast off mandis that guarantee incomes. However the authorities says the MSP system will proceed and the brand new legal guidelines will give farmers extra choices to promote their crop.
The 40-year-old actor is conscious that there have been movies previously which have highlighted farmers’ issues, what separates “Bhoomi” from the remaining is that it offers with the topic from political, social, ideological and emotional standpoints.
“We haven’t simply taken it as a promoting level for the film. There’s a main problem (they’re dealing with). Farmers who reap the crops, should additionally reap the rewards however that’s not occurring at present.
“All they’re saying is we need to promote our produce however there’s a mediator in between. There’s a distinction in value of promoting and shopping for and we need to speak about this problem,” he mentioned.
The actor mentioned they did in-depth analysis to current the bottom actuality to the viewers by way of the film.
“We now have taken it as a accountable level and mentioned each problem and offered actual info and a few scientific data.”
Citing examples of a few of his movies together with “Thani Oruvan”, “Adanga Maru”, which have handled social points, Ravi mentioned he was ready for a chance to do a movie about farmers and their points.
The actor believes cinema could make a distinction as it’s a highly effective medium and he could be completely happy if “Bhoomi” might help spotlight the problem in any means.
“I’ve a social duty and I imagine everybody has, together with those that are a part of cinema or another career. I’m a part of society.
“I’ve a present of mass media in type of cinema and let me say one thing in my films, if individuals prefer it, nice. The response has been good to my movies like “Adanga Maru”, “Thani Oruvan”, “Comali” which have had social messages and it solely encourages me to try this once more in my subsequent outing,” Ravi added.
“Bhoomi” shall be premiering on streamer Disney+ Hotstar through the pageant of Pongal on January 14.
The movie was speculated to have its theatrical launch on Might 1, 2020 however was postponed resulting from COVID-19. The film reunites the actor with filmmaker Lakshman after their two profitable films – “Romeo Juliet” (2015) and “Bogan” (2017).
“Bhoomi” additionally stars Nidhhi Agerwal, Sakshi Dwivedi, Ronit Roy and Saranya Ponvannan, amongst others. In addition to “Bhoomi”, the actor has his plate full with fascinating initiatives together with Mani Ratnam-directed “Ponniyin Selvan”, additionally Vikram and starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
He’s additionally doing a movie, tentatively titled “Jana Gana Mana” with Taapsee Pannu, and collaborating along with his brother Mohan on one other film.