Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda has said that Puneet Rajkumar"s movie Prithvi clearly depicts the ongoing corruption and mining lobby in Bellary district and like the movie Bhoothayana Maga Ayyu, it has also a good message. The JD(S) supremo appreciated actor Puneet Rajkumar, who plays strict officer in the film, Producer Soorappa Babu and director Jacob Verghese"s bold attempt to bring such a serious subject like illegal mining and corruption in Bellary.
The JD(S) supremo spoke to the media after watching the movie Prithvi at Renukamba Mini Theatre at Malleshwaram in Bangalore on Saturday (May 01). HD Deve Gowda said, “Prithvi clearly depicts the ongoing corruption and mining lobby in Bellary district. Like the movie Bhoothayyana Maga Ayyu, it has also a good message to the public."
He added, “I have been pressing both state and central Governments to take action against this illegal mining. Now, the Kannada audience will understand the consequence in Bellary after watching this movie. It should be watched by all the politicians and DCs and get inspiration from it. Mine lords are looting the natural resources of our state. And these rascals should be punished. I"m going to raise this issue in the parliament in future."
Meanwhile, Soorappa Babu, who was present on the occasion, thanked HD Deve Gowda for watching the movie. The producer said, “I don"t belong to any political party and there is not political interest in the film. It is just an attempt to depict the existing conditions in Bellary. I haven"t faced any force or trouble during its shooting in Bellary."
It should be noted that the Ex-Prime Minister of India is fully involved in his political activities 24/7. Earlier, he had watched the movie Chandra Chakori, which was produced by his son, Ex-Chief Minister of Karnataka, HD Kumaraswamy. After seven years, he has watched this movie just because it criticises the illegal mining in Bellary.
However, a special screening of Prithvi was organized to all JD(S) party members at Renukamba Mini Theatre at Malleshwaram in Bangalore on Saturday (May 01). Along with HDD, his right hand and JD(S) spokesman YVS Datta, his family and several other activists of the party.