Screening ticket:$ 12
Film Language : Tamil
Film Category : Feature Film
Film Type : Competition
About Director: Although Lenin’s father never succeeded in his endeavors to make a career in the film industry, Lenin was deeply inspired by his efforts and after completing his bachelor’s degree, started doing small roles in the industry. Later, he moved on to bigger projects and worked as the Co-Director for notable Tamil features Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu, Naan Mahaan Alla and Azhagarsamiyin Kuthirai and also wrote the story for the commercially successful romantic drama Aadhalal Kadhal Seiveer. Western Ghats is his first film as a director.
Synopsis :Rangasamy is one of many “sons of the soil”. Part of a large community of laborers who live on the border of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, Rangasamy yearns to own a piece of land and make a living out of it, instead of toiling in the spice plantations of others for the rest of his life. After years of dedicated service to the local communist party, led by the the passionate leader Chaako, Rangasamy is finally in a position to purchase his own land. However, owning land is only half the struggle for the poor like him. The film depicts Rangasamy’s endless journey to thrive and battle the corrupt and wealthy, the political party as well as the fatalities of globalization.