HUBLI: Albeit a commercial movie, “Matad Matadu Mallige” attempts to give a message to rural people, especially the farming community, about facing the challenges before them, writer and film director Nagatihalli Chandrashekhar said here on Wednesday.
He was addressing presspersons along with actors Vishnuvardhan, Doddanna, Tara and Mandya Ramesh and producer K. Manju here before leaving for Belgaum where the premiere of the Kannada film will be held. Mr. Chandrashekhar said the story of the film revolved around issues such as eviction of farmers for special economic zones by multinational companies, mining mafia, naxalism and the role of government. Mr. Chandrashekhar said the film required “commercial touch” to reach the masses.
Mr. Vishnuvardhan said for the first time he had done such a role. He said he always had the impulse to respond to burning issues in society.