In the year 1996, a school drop out from Virudhunagar, Ramar Pillai made an announcement that he had invented herbal petrol without using any petro-chemicals. He shot to limelight with his invention but failed to prove that his herbal chemical worked. In the year, 2016, he began selling his product under the name Ramar Petrol but the CBI court convicted Ramar Pillai for fraud.
The life of Ramar Pillai and the story of his invention are now being made in to a web series that will be available on ZEE5. Titled as Thiravam the web series will mark Prasanna’s entry into the digital space.
He will be playing the role Ravi Prakasam in this flick. The web series is directed by Aravind Krishna, a popular cinematographer also stars Induja, Kalaiyarasan, Kaali Venkat, Swayam, John Venkat and Nagendra Prasad. Thiravam will premiere on ZEE5 on May 21.
According to a report, “Thiravam is an intriguing tale of a man who claims to have found a holy grail, the worlds most needed fuel for motors to run and the trivia around it.”
Prasanna was last seen in the feature film Kaala Koothu which released last year in May. It was a romantic comedy that was written and directed by M Nagarajan, who had also produced it under the banner Madurai Sri kallalagar Entertainment. The film had Prasanna in the lead role with Kalaiyarasan, Dhansika and Srushti Dange in pivotal roles. Justin Prabhakaran had composed music for this flick with PV Shankar cranking the camera and Selva RK editing it.
With the web series on Ramar Pillai being made, expectations are high on it to know the truth begin the herbal petrol.
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