Herovaa, Zerovaa a short film on school dropouts was made through a supportive effort by Agaram Foundation, a voluntary forum, the state government and a number of leading lights of the southern film industry, including actor-couple Surya-Jyothika, Madhavan, Vijay and director Mani Ratnam.
Tamil film stars Surya, R. Madhavan, Siva Kumar and Tamil Nadu’s minister for higher education Thangam Thennarasu released this short film to promote education awareness amongst school dropouts. The actors are seen speaking against child labour and stressing the need for the young hands to hold pens and pencils rather than the spanner and chisel. Director Priya.V (Kandanal Muthal, Kannanmoochi Yaenada ) has pulled off the impossible with her short film Herovaa Zerovaa starring Ilayathalapathy Vijay, Surya, Madhavan and Jyothika. The film urges the people to support education, especially amongst the dropouts a majority of whom come from poor families.
This non-profit venture of film industry professionals is aimed at motivating everyone in the society to continue the process of education beyond constraints of age or position because the learning curve never ends. Popular music director Harris Jayaraj has scored the music while noted cinematographer, K V Anand is behind the camera. Sreekar Prasad has donned the editor’s role. The NGO has made the five minute documentary for the Ministry of School Education which in turn would be beaming it on all television channels to create public awareness on the issues.