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'Nagaram': A Malayalam commercial film on garbage
Thiruvananthapuram, June 24 "Nagaram", a new Malayalam film that
opened in theatres last week, tells the tale of a village which
has to suffer from the waste dumped by a nearby city.
"This film has been made after a lot of research because its a
highly topical and relevant issue," director M.A. Nishad told
reporters here Sunday.
The films features 33 Malayalam film stars, including Kalabhavan
Mani, Seema, Gopika, Telegu actress Laxmi Sharma, Jagathy,
Jagadish and thespian actor Thilakan.
"Even though I play the role of a judge and appear only in a few
scenes, I am really happy that I was able to be a part of a film
which addresses a burning social issue. When I saw the film I am
really pleased that it has been told as a story," said Thilakan
after the premiere here.
The film highlights the way a village succumbs to the after
effects of dumping of the waste from the nearby city. It also
exposes the corrupt dealings of people holding respectable
positions in society.
It also marks the return of former glamour queen Seema to
"I am really delighted that I have played an important role in
my comeback film," said Seema.
Laxmi Sharma, an upcoming Telegu actress also returns to
Malayalam movies through this film, after her debut in
"I am very selective when it comes to roles and that's why,
despite a few other offers, I waited for a role like this and I
am really happy with my performance," said Laxmi.
This is the second film by director Nishad on a burning social
issue. His first,'Pakal', dealt with farmers' suicide.
Rajan Kiriyath pens the screenplay and dialogues based on the
original story by the director himself.