With each passing day, 2020 is going from bad to worse. Apart from the rise in the number of Coronavirus cases, India also has been battling various problems including miseries and difficulties faced by migrant labourers. Now the latest being Locust attack in various parts of our nation has become a serious concern. The similarities between the current situation and the one shown in Tamil star Suriya’s last release, Kaappaan has become one of the hottest topics for discussions online.
Locusts have already created havoc and destroyed numerous hectares of cropland in Northern states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Central state of Madhya Pradesh, also in Western states like Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Gujarat. The situation is exactly similar to the one showcased in Suriya’s Kaappaan, following which Twitterati have come up with many memes related to the same.
In a recent interview to indiatoday.in, Kaappaan’s director KV Anand stated that he has been getting numerous calls and messages for making the Suriya starrer which also primarily focuses on Locust attacks in a village in Tamil Nadu.
KV Anand said, “I am getting so many calls and messages appreciating me for making a film on locust attacks. But I feel bad. I can’t really be happy about it. Locust invasion can cause massive destruction to the country, and we have to take all possible measures to stop them from multiplying.”
The filmmaker also stated that during searching for a location for one of his films in Madagascar, he had witnessed the Locust attack, KV Anand said, ” “I visited Madagascar nine years ago for the pre-production work on Suriya’s Maattrraan. I was on location-scouting. While I was travelling in a car with my team, I saw thousands of locusts approaching us. It became difficult for us to drive and we had to stop for hours for it to get cleared. That’s when I inquired about them to a local resident there and gathered a lot of details. Later, I incorporated the idea in my film Kaappaan.”
Talking about Kaappaan, the film also had Malayalam superstar Mohanlal in a key role. The Suriya starrer had Bollywood actor Boman Irani in a negative role.