Vinayan's next a biopic on Nangeli
The director is currently busy working on Chalakkudikaaran Changhati
Director Vinayan has announced his next. Titled Irulinte Naalukal, the film will be about Nangeli, an Ezhava woman from 19th century Kerala who chopped off her breasts to protest the 'breast tax' or mulakkaram imposed by Brahmins on the women residing in her village in Travancore. If these women wanted to cover themselves, they had to pay a tax. Though Nangeli died from heavy loss of blood, this incident finally led to the abolishment of this tax system.
Vinayan wrote on his Facebook page that it was a long cherished dream of his to make a film on Nangeli's life, but given the controversies surrounding this story, he had to wait for the right opportunity to bring it to the big screen. He also added that filming will begin soon.
The filmmaker is currently busy working on Chalakkudikaaran Changhati, which is inspired by the life of late actor Kalabhavan Mani.
Irulinte Naalukal is expected to begin once this project is completed.