“Are you for the government or against the government,” a government officer fumes at Nayanthara’s character in the trailer of her upcoming Tamil film Aramm (Help). “I think the government is nothing but people,” rebuts the actor, who plays a district collector in the November 10 release.

Aramm follows a strong-willed government official’s quest to help a water-scarce village in Tamil Nadu. Directed by Gopi Nainar, the film also stars child actors V Ramesh and J Vignesh of Kaaka Muttai fame.

Nainar entered the public eye in 2014 when he filed a plagiarism case against AR Murugadoss’s Vijay-starrer Kaththi (2014). The box office hit dealt with similar themes of water shortage and farmer suicides. Kaththi won the case after the Chennai city civil court dismissed Nainar’s allegations.

Aramm (2017).