The trailer ends with a voice-over that says, ‘The Tamilian is the one who taught politics to the whole world. It’s not an ordinary task to take our party to him.’

GV Prakashs Adangathey trailer suggests that the film fights saffron politicsScreenshot/YouTube
Flix Kollywood Monday, August 27, 2018 - 11:55

Shanmugam Muthusamy’s political thriller Adangathey seems to be yet another Tamil film which is likely to ruffle feathers. The trailer, which released on Saturday, suggests that the film is about saffron politics trying to find a foot in Tamil Nadu.

Starring GV Prakash, Sarath Kumar, Surabhi, Mandira Bedi, Yogi Babu, Thambi Ramaiyah and others, Adangathey has a Muslim hero fighting bigotry. The party that’s trying to provoke people along religious lines is called ‘All Bharat People Seva Party’. One of the leaders says, “To stay in power, you have to tell a story. It’s not necessary for it to be true, it’s enough if people believe it.” These lines are set against visuals of a mob attacking a Muslim establishment and followed by riots.

One of the violent partymen also issues a threat, “We’ve got it written in the vedas how each one should live here and where. And if any of you think of even changing a single letter in that...”

Surabhi and GV Prakash appear to be a couple in love, while Mandira Bedi plays a law enforcement officer. Sarath Kumar, too, seems to be in law enforcement. The lettering throughout the trailer appears in saffron, leaving no room for doubt about what brand of politics it really takes on.

The trailer ends with a voice-over that says, “The Tamilian is the one who taught politics to the whole world. It’s not an ordinary task to take our party to him.”

Pa Ranjith’s Kaala, with Rajinikanth in the lead role, took saffron politics head on just a few months ago. The film had Nana Patekar playing the villainous politician who tries to divide people along caste and religious lines. The film ended with the triumph of Dravidian, communist, and Ambedkarite politics over Nana Patekar’s policies and what they stand for.

Previously Mersal and Irumbuthirai took on the Centre’s policies like GST, demonetisation and Aadhaar.

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