Director Chandran presents Suresh Gopi in a double role

April 30th, 2009 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS  

Thiruvananthapuram, April 30 (IANS) National Award winning Malayalam filmmaker T.V. Chandran, known for off beat films, Thursday screened his 13th film “Bhoomi Malayalam” that has action star Suresh Gopi in a double role and hopes that it appeals to his fans.
“The film is produced by my wife and a friend. After bad experience in the past, we decided to produce it on our own. It was really tough doing it all on our own. I hope people will receive it well,” Chandran told reporters here after the screening of the movie.

Chandran’s “Bhoomi Malayalam” tells the tale of seven women who fight against chauvinistic and unsupportive society.

“These women are employed in various professions and the film traces events that happened in the state in the past five decades. These women live in fear due to circumstances and some fight to win and some loose,” said Chandran, who won National Award for his 1994 film “Ponthan Mada”.

Actress Samvurtha Sunil plays a factory worker, Priyanka an aspiring athlete, Padmapriya a bold TV journalist and Lakshmi Sharma a house wife.

Also in the cast are Navya, Kripa, Roselin, Lekshmy Priya, Jasna Jayaraj and Charulatha.

The other highlight of the movie is Suresh Gopi who for the first time appears in a Chandran film.

Right now Malayalam film industry is going through a crisis. The Malayalam Cine Technicians Association (MACTA), that includes 19 organisations representing people associated with the industry ranging from spot boys, drivers, technicians to directors, has threatened to go on strike to protest what they call the “callous attitude” of the movie producers association on discussion of workers wages.

Chandran shied away from commenting on it saying: “At the moment I do not want to take sides. There is no doubt that the present salary structure has to be revised, but please I have just completed my new film and it has come out after lot of efforts. I made it on my own. My only aim now is that my film does well at the box office,” said Chandran.

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