The movie directed by Bhuvanesh and produced by Thyagarajan features Kannada actor Bhooshan and Vidya from God’s Own Country in the lead roles.
Says Bhuvanesh, who was dumbstruck with the magnanimous gesture of the villagers, ‘In Mahabharatha, the Pandavas spent a few years in hiding and the forest where they stayed was known as Aaravadhu Vanam. The movie Aaravadhu Vanam happens in a village that witnesses a turmoil for the sake of love.
‘The movie is based on a real life incident that shook the entire nation. An entire community of villagers vacated their homes for the sake of a young couple in love. Even today, only the couple continue to live there.’
‘It wasn’t easy to approach the villagers with what they must have surely seen as an unreasonable demand. They did resist at first but when they heard the story they agreed to vacate the village for five days,’ he adds.
‘Producer Thyagarajan took care of villagers’ needs for the next five days. They stayed in a school nearby,’ he informs.The director has earlier worked with filmmakers Bhagyaraj and Parthiban. Apart from wielding the megaphone, he has handled stories, screenplays and penned the dialogues too.
Hari Babu makes his debut as a music director in Aravathu Vanam while Siyaan, who worked for Hollywood’s Warner Bros Studios is handling the editing.