South film 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 in opposition to 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. But 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 attempting farming in outer area.
The actor, recognized for films corresponding to “Jayam”, “Unakkum Enakkum”, “Santhosh Subramaniam” and “Thillalangadi”, mentioned the Tamil-language film goes into the issues that farmers are elevating by their protests.
“We see it as a blessing in disguise that our film is releasing at the moment when the problem is definitely occurring in actuality. It was imagined 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 return on OTT.
“Looking at the farmers’ protest, who are saying, ‘Let us sell what we have produced’… this is the same thing that the movie deals with when we shot it about a year ago,” Ravi advised PTI in a zoom interview.
Thousands of farmers from Haryana, Punjab and different states have stayed put at numerous border factors of Delhi since November 26 as a part of their protest in opposition to the Centre’s farm legal guidelines.
Farmers fear these legal guidelines will get rid of the protection internet of MSP and do away with mandis that guarantee incomes. But the federal government 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 in the previous 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 is a main situation (they’re going through). Farmers who reap the crops, should additionally reap the rewards however that’s not occurring at the moment.
“All they’re saying is we need to promote our produce however there’s a mediator in between. There is a distinction in value of promoting and shopping for and we need to speak about this situation,” he mentioned.
The actor mentioned they did in-depth analysis to current the bottom actuality to the viewers by the film.
“We have taken it as a responsible point and discussed every issue and provided real facts and some scientific information.”
Citing examples of a few of his movies together with “Thani Oruvan”, “Adanga Maru”, which have dealt with social issues, Ravi mentioned he was ready for a possibility to do a film about farmers and their issues.
The actor believes cinema could make a distinction as it’s a highly effective medium and he can be pleased if “Bhoomi” might help spotlight the problem in any means.
“I’ve a social duty and I consider everybody has, together with those that are a part of cinema or every other occupation. I’m a part of society.
“I have a gift of mass media in form of cinema and let me say something in my movies, if people like it, great. The response has been good to my films like “Adanga Maru”, “Thani Oruvan”, “Comali” which have had social messages and it only encourages me to do that again in my next outing,” Ravi added.
“Bhoomi” shall be premiering on streamer Disney+ Hotstar throughout the pageant of Pongal on January 14.
The film was imagined to have its theatrical launch on May 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. Besides “Bhoomi”, the actor has his plate full with attention-grabbing initiatives together with Mani Ratnam-directed “Ponniyin Selvan”, additionally Vikram and starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
He can also be doing a film, tentatively titled “Jana Gana Mana” with Taapsee Pannu, and collaborating with his brother Mohan on one other film.