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Sikandar takes on agrarian crisis

Published: Thursday, June 5, 2008, 13:58 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive] Sikandar Kher's next release Summer 2007, produced by Adlabs and Atul Productions, will hit the screens in Summer 2008 on 13th June. The film seeks to explore with deep humanism, the fascinating coming together of India's cool, happening youth with the Agrarian Crisis that is threatening to spiral out of control.

Speaking on the film releasing in Summer 2008, producer Atul Pandey says, "The film explores the possibility of micro credit as a possible non violent solution to the problems of the farmers. Our research shows the existence of micro credit in the regions of Vidarbha - though used within small intimate groups. Mohammad Yunus of Grameen Bank has displayed the success of micro credit scheme. He lent $27 [an error occurred while processing this directive] to forty-two people in 1976 and today more than sixty countries practice the system. Thus we weaved micro credit and social credit as possible solution to the problems in the films thematic and geographical landscape".

The character of Sachin Khedekar is based on Mohammad Yunus while Sikandar, Gul, Yuvika, Arjan and Alekh play the 5 friends who somehow get embroiled in the issues faced by the villagers in a village where these 5 medical students go for a rural media training camp.

Each of the five friends reacts differently to the situations around them. While some come to the terms with reality, some undergo a change of heart, and some become even bitter... some even fall in love. Thus these few days of rural medical training becomes cataclysmic in nature as each of them go through a trial by fire and come out scorched and seasoned.

Watch out for the Summer 2007 from 13th June 2008 onwards in your nearest theatres.

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