Kapilavasthu: A film on the plight of orphaned children
The film was screened for Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, who emboldened the makers with his encouraging words
While Nesam Murali's maiden directorial Thullidam, a film on the plight of Narikuruvas had an admiring audience, it fell short of the success tag. Murali hopes to set that right with his second venture, Kapilavasthu, which is about the plight of illegitimate children thrown out by the parents.
"I have brought to light the services rendered by scores of orphanages which could do with government support to keep up the good work. There are corporates willing to lend a helping hand but are not sure if the funds go to the right hands," says Murali. Interestingly, the film was screened for Indian President Ram Nath Kovind, who emboldened the makers with his encouraging words.
"The issue needs a serious introspection, which I hope my film will do. The need of the hour is to pick the deserted children on the streets and inculcate the education for a better tomorrow. The fact that Kapilavasthu has already made its rounds in the international film festivals and lauded is a happy sign," says Murali, who has named his film after the birthplace of Lord Buddha.