Mani Ratnam’s ‘Chekka Chivantha Vaanam’ to be set against Industrial pollution

Mani Ratnam’s ‘Chekka Chivantha Vaanam’ to be set against Industrial pollution
Written by Shubham Dwivedi

Mni Ratnam has been making romantic films ever since he made Raavan and than a string of other films exploring love in some or the other way over a period of more than half a decade. After a long time Mani has taken a theme which is not exactly romance but diametrically opposite from it as this time he would be exploring the concept of greed and political scenario with in the industrial environmental pollution condition of the place. Film would showcase the pattern of greed amongst the rich people and how they exploit the poor population.

STR is portraying the role of an engineer in the film while Mani’s long time collaborate Arvind Swami would be dabbling into the character of a politician. If the speculations are to be believed than all the four male leads in the film including Prakash Raj and Vijay Sethupathi will be playing brothers to one another. By the tonality of it, the story could actually be about how greed is destroying the family of these people who do not have similar ideologies now and which is creating a divide between them that becomes the point of conflict in the film.

AR Rahman would be composing the music for the film as he has been doing since Roja while Santosh Sivan is hired to do the lensing, film is only days away from going on the floor and might be eyeing the later half release of 2018. A concept like this has never been explored by Mani before in his entire career while many of his characters in last 3-4 films were very young naive who would make some obvious mistakes in life and than learn from it though this story is of men who have gathered certain life experiences which means no action of them would happen by a flick rather it will be well thought out.

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