Tovino Thomas to star in Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai biopic
Tovino Thomas seems to be a signing spree. The actor who already has around ten projects, is adding one more to his kitty. He is in talks for the biopic of late journalist Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishna Pillai. Ex MP and journalist Sebastian Paul is scripting the movie and it will be directed by Pramod Payyannur. Discussions are still in the initial stages and an official word is expected to be made soon.
Ramakrishna Pillai was a nationalist writer, journalist, editor, and political activist. He was the editor of Swadeshabhimani, the newspaper which became a potent weapon against the rule of the British and the erstwhile princely state of Travancore and a tool for social transformation. Ramakrishna Pillai was arrested and exiled from Travancore for criticing the then Diwan of Travancore, P Rajagopalachari and the Maharajah.
Sebastian Paul is scripting the movie after doing extensive research works. The movie will traverse through a time span ranging from the late 1870s to 1920s. It will focus on Ramakrishnan Pillai’s arrest and his subsequent life thereafter. More details regarding this ambitious film is expected to be revealed by the makers shortly.