Bollywood celebrities have been lending support to the ill-fated citizens of India and bring an end to the incessant suicide by farmers.
To garner the Government’s attention, producer-director team of Prakash Patel and Bhavin Wadia have joined hands with veteran actor Om Puri, for the making of a film, ‘Project Marathwada’, which is on the sensitive issue faced by the nation today. The duo launched the first look of the film which has not just captured the painful sentiments of the poverty struck families but also shows the extent to which the farmers are forced to budge.
The first look of the film, ‘Project Marathwada’ begins with Om Puri’s son committing suicide. It showcases the grief stricken family and the villagers who remain speechless and unsurprised yet are filled with void in this hapless situation. The twist in the story develops after Om Puri himself decides to end his life but fails miserably in his attempt – as the fan in his house he hung to, also gave way.
Om Puri’s look of an old, distressed farmer is moving. “It’s moving at how we have abandoned our farmers and yet they have continued to feed us. While playing the character of Tukaram, I have felt a part of their lives and it is really disturbing to see their miserable state. We hope to create a strong wind and arouse a sense of responsibility in every Indian to reach out the fateful farmers,” said Om Puri.
The movie also stars Govind Namdeo, Dilip Tahil, Kunal Seth, Seema Biswas, Rahul Patel, Farrah Kader and Katerina.
“This project is very close to my heart as I belong to an agricultural family. I have seen the ups and downs of my people and want create awareness and wake up the dormant government to help the entire community of farmers. In India, film is the best medium to reach to the larger audience for bringing forth the crisis of the farmers. I am thankful to Om Sir who has shown faith in us and this venture of ‘Project Marathwada’. He is a brilliant actor and has effortlessly portrayed the role of the feeble,” said director Bhavin Wadia.
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