The trailer for Kadamban released on Thursday and is reminiscent of the conflict we saw in Avatar, the James Cameron fantasy extravaganza which was on the rights of the indigenous people.
The visuals show Arya and Catherine Tresa as tribal inhabitants who are threatened by corporate interests. Although the corporate as the villain is a common enough trope in Tamil cinema, not many films have explored the rights of tribal populations with authenticity.
Kadamban seems to have stuck to the conventional visual representation of tribal populations in Kollywood (with the mandatory fair-skinned heroine) but hopefully, it's politics will show more depth.
Arya's character is shown to be questioning the destruction of the jungles and the environment and asserting the rights of his people to live on their native land.
The trailer has clocked more than 18 lakh hits in just 2 days and is among the few Tamil films which have achieved this feat.
Some of the shots look stunning and it's likely that the film will have its share of computer generated graphics.
Directed by Ragava with Yuvan Shankar Raja as its music composer, the film is expected to release later this year.