Travails of Indian middle class

Travails of  Indian  middle class

The great Indian middle class is a repository of stories. TWOSOME:  Ramesh Aravind and Meena. Photo by Manohar

No wonder, Ramesh Aravind has dug into it for the storyline of his Hendtheera Darbar, starring him and Meena. Hendtheera Darbar portrays the ever persisting problems of the middle class.

"With minimal salary, so many things need to be done and endless wishes need to be fulfilled. The film is relevant to the troubles faced by families in India today. It's a true slice of life," Ramesh Aravind told Metrolife.

Financial crunches, soaring budgets and an ever demanding wife leaves this young man (played by Ramesh Aravind) in the lurch.
The morally upright manis forced to compromise on his ethics to keep his wife (Meena) happy.
The husband here is the non-glamourous, ordinary guy who seems content and pleased with his life but his wife is desirous of things way beyond the husband's pocket power.

"The story is about struggles, compromises, adjustments and sacrifices a husband and a wife have to make," says Ramesh. The shooting for this movie has begun. 

Come the New Year, and Ramesh has lined up a bigger task on hand: his first home production Crazy Kutumba will hit the screens across the City by the end of January.

This film brings Anantha Nag and Ramesh together after a long time and captures the life, mood and settings of a village in North Karnataka. "The language, dress and food habits are typical of a North Karnataka household. It's a representation in its true flavour," says Ramesh.

Works of four poets - Kuvempu, K S Narasimha Swamy, H S Venkatesh Murthy and Jayanth Kaikani -- have been adapted into songs. The lyrics are simple and straight.
Dressed in a pyjama and topi throughout the movie, Ramesh will be seen in a
totally different avatar.

"I am always seen in jeans and a tee shirt. Here it's a different me talking and walking in a different mode altogether. I am thrilled about the movie,” he says.

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