Agni Shridhar's first directorial movie Thamassu, which was released on June 11, has already started creating waves across the state. Before its release, film experts had speculated that it would create communal clash in the state, but the film staring Shivaraj Kumar and Padmapriya in leads has been driving the people of both Hindu and Muslim communities together towards theatres.
Earlier, in an interview with Oneindia, Agni Shridhar had said, "The movie will not create any communal clash. Instead it would bring both Hindu and Muslims together." It's true! Hundred and fifty members from RSS and Muslim organizations went together to watch Thamassu in Gadag on last Monday (June 14). All these 150 members were wearing white head scarf as a symbol of peace and unity.
Agni Shridhar has surely understood that a film can be used as a tool to create social awareness. That"s why he depicts the aftermath of Hindu-Muslim clash in Thamassu, which has started yielding now. It is reported that members of a mosque booked a whole theatre for a show and watched Thamassu together.
The word of mouth about the film is spreading like a rapid fire not just in Bangalore but also in the whole of Karnataka. Especially, audience in Mangalore were so excited to watch the film that they even stood in rain to collect tickets to watch Thamassu. However, the word of mouth is driving more people day by day.
Anyway thanks to Agni Shridhar for doing such the movie with a brilliant message to society.