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Rameswaram: Refugee love story

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By: Settu Shankar
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Selvam, the director of Rameswaram has confirmed that politics has no place in this project and that it would be an engrossing romantic, clean entertainer. He has also clarified that there is no scene that hails or criticises the ethnic war in Sri Lanka.

"Rameswaram starring Jeeva and Bhavana is a story based on a true love between the Sri Lankan refugees. Love is the strong base for any movie. Take the yesteryear blockbuster movies like Titanic. The script basically revolves around love and romance. Love between the lead pairs forms the backdrop of my film Rameswaram too," said director Selvam.

"Jeeva plays Sivanandha Rasa, a Sri Lankan refugee who takes refuge at a camp in Mandapam, Rameswaram. When he met Bhavana, both fall in love. The development in their love is the main part of the script. We went to Cambodia for a few song sequences and the remaining portions were shot at a dockyard. As the government authorities refused permissions for shooting on security reasons, huge sets were erected to show the refugee camps a realistic look," added the director.

Hero of the film Jeeva also said, "I'm proud to be a part of this crucial project. I hope it helps me get recognition from Tamils all over the world."

The musician for this film is a special person who suffered a lot during the Civil War in the Island. N.K. Ekambaram, known for his outstanding camera work in Eyarkai and Ee is in charge for cinematography.

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