Nagathihalli Chandrashekar says Gandhism provides ideological base
Social movement was the essence of the Kannada filmMatad Matad Malligeand it has reflected the ongoing social movements on the lines of the fight for Jan Lokpal Act under the leadership of Anna Hazare, said film director Nagathihalli Chandrashekhar.
Taking part in an interaction programme after screening the filmMatad Matad Malligeat Srijana auditorium here on Thursday, Mr. Chandrashekhar said like Anna Hazare fought to save the nation, film's protagonist Hoovaiah, a farmer, fights to save his village. The very essence of the film lies in the fight for social cause, he said.
Mr. Chandrashekhar said being a person with rural background, he was aware of the rural life, its beauty, and challenges. These along with the farmer-related issues had influenced his life and his films reflected that influence. Like Mr. Hazare fought against corruption, Hoovaiah fights against the conspiracy in the name of development. The farmers and the challenges faced by them worked as inspiring spirit for the film, he said.
There had been several incidents where the selfless leaders inflicted harm to their personal life by devoting themselves fully for the cause of the people and society. In this film, the hero loses his wife, still he decides to fight alone to save the village. He pointed out that Hoovaiah was not an uneducated farmer. But he was well educated and knew the botanical names of all flowers grown in his village. He represents the section of educated farmers in the country and due to education only he could fight the mining activities in his village. He achieved his goals through the Gandhian ways, he said.
Mr. Chandrashekhar said he loved Gandhian values and shun the methods of Hitler and it was well reflected in his films. Gandhism provided the logical and ideological base that the country required, he said.
Superintendent of Police R. Dileep took part in the programme.