I was looking through a site about indian freedom fighters..and I came across a freedom fighter from the 18th century called Marudanayagam who is a local chieftain around the Madurai-Ramanathapuram. There is not much online about him and I cannot seem to find any books on him too..If anyone know any book, pls do tell me. I want to read more about him.
I know actor kamal is trying to finish a movie he started quite some time back on Marudanayagam. It is Kamal’s most ambitious. I think it has been in the planning stages for the last 4-5 years or so.
The following is some things i found by browsing through various sites:
Historians are divided upon whether this person is actually eligible to be labelled as a freedom fighter. Kamal believes that the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny, normally called the First War of Indian Independence, wasn’t the first one. The rebellion led by Marudanayagam qualifies to be the first one.
This freedom fighter’s life itself is full differing opinions and controversies. I also found some pictures from the filming of this movie.Here they are….
I PRAY TO GOD THAT THEY MOVIE WOULD BE FINISHED!!!