Vettrimaran's next is about farmers

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Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016

Vettrimaran's next is about farmers

After autorickshaw driver-turned-writer M Chandrakumar's book Lock Up, which was made a movie titled Visaranai by filmmaker Vettrimaran, a novel on farmers suicide will be brought live on screen.Now the national award-winning director has chosen Shows of The Dead by Kota Neelima.

The author tweeted, 'Thanks @vetrimaran for choosing my book #ShoesOfTheDead for a movie. Farmer suicides have waited long for spotlight. @GrassRootFilmCompany'.

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 mousse India works.

Kota Neelima is a political writer and a columnist and has come up with several books on relevant issues affecting the society.

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