Vetrimaaran to make film on farmers suicidePublished: March 16, 2016
Vetrimaaran, who is currently occupied with the pre-production works of Dhanush-starrer ‘Vada Chennai’, has acquired the rights of a book titled ‘Shoes Of The Dead’.
The book penned by journalist and author Kota Neelima throws light on farmers suicide. The novel examines how a particular farmer’s suicide changes the status quo in Mityala, a district in south central India.
It sets off a chain of events that threatens to derail the career of an ambitious young politician, provides rich insights into how mofussil India works.
Neelima posted on her online page, “Thanks @vetrimaran for choosing my book #ShoesOfTheDead for a movie. Farmer suicides have waited long for spotlight. @GrassRootFilmCompany”.
On his part, Vetrimaaran said, “This is a book that I feel needs to be made into a film.”