This film has a strong social message

Nisabdham, an upcoming film by a debutant director, deals with child sex abuse, a subject that has not been explored much in Tamil cinema before

Published: 09th March 2017 03:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th March 2017 03:11 AM   |  A+A-

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Michael Arun, who has worked with Super Good Films, is excited about Nisabdham, releasing this week. With thousands of children all over the world ravaged by abuse, neglect and violence, Arun decided to write a script to “spread awareness”. 

The director believes that a strong social message is integral to his filmmaking, whether it’s telling a story in fictional or non-fictional style. “I developed the plot based on real-life incidents that often take place in Bengaluru. There are several such incidents that remain unreported. It is the most pervasive social problem that our society faces,” he says.

Nisabdham tells the story of a child, who is sexually abused and how her parents tackle the situation. “I have not sensationalised anything. I have presented the facts the way they are. We have conveyed a message that the parents of such victims have a greater role to play in aiding the children overcome the trauma,” he adds. 

The film has Abhinaya of Nadodigal (2009) fame as the leading lady. Arun says her character is a meaty one. “She has portrayed three different characters — a lover, doting wife and mother of an eight-year-old,” he smiles.

Arun was all praise for Abhinaya. “Though she’s a person with disability (speech and hearing challenged) I have never seen her feel shy or different from the others she’s quite talented. She is talented and would peform the dialogues that I used to write down for her so well,” he shares.

The team got the renowned dubbing artiste Savitha Reddy for Abhinaya as she’s the “heart and soul of the film.”

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