Film on Jeevajothi Santhakumar and her battle in opposition to ‘Dosa King’ P Rajagopal within the works


Junglee Photos, recognized for backing Talvar and Raazi, on Wednesday mentioned they’ve acquired the rights to make a movie on a lady from Kodaikanal named Jeevajothi Santhakumar and her battle in opposition to famous hotelier P Rajagopal, an accused in a 2001 homicide case.

Rajagopal was the founding father of Resort Saravana Bhavan, a preferred South Indian chain in over 20 nations internationally, together with the US and the UK, and several other cities throughout India.

Also called the ‘Dosa King’, P Rajagopal, who died on the age of 73 within the yr 2019, was discovered responsible by the court docket of kidnap and homicide of Prince Shanthakumar, husband of one in all his staff, Jeevajothi. Rajagopal was sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment by the Supreme Courtroom.

Famous screenwriter Bhavani Iyer, recognized for movies like Black, Lootera, and Raazi, will pen the story.

Jeevajothi Santhakumar mentioned she is trying ahead to sharing her story with the world. “I am overwhelmed and elated by Junglee Pictures’ decision to make a feature film about my legal and emotional battle with this affluent hotelier, a struggle that went on for 18 years. I am confident that seeing this story on the big screen will bring about a drastic change in the status quo of patriarchy,” she mentioned in an announcement.

In keeping with the makers, the at present untitled movie will hint the making of P Rajagopal, a rags-to-riches businessman and a household man, who was worshipped for his generosity by his staff.

The film may even delve into how his pursuit of the unwilling Jeevajothi Santhakumar led to him being accused of the homicide of her husband and finally being convicted of the crime by the Supreme Courtroom, the makers mentioned in a press launch.

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