Dwarakish's Vishnuvardhana, which was rumoured to be a biopic of Dr.Vishnuvardhan, has no connection with the late Sandalwood matinee idol except the names of the lead stars -Vishnuvardhan and Bharathi. In fact, the movie is a tribute to the superstar and the makers of the film have tried to attract his fan following for commercial reasons.
Sudeep, Bhavana and Priyamani starrer Vishnuvardhana is a complete family entertainer with all the masala elements. The film kick-starts with a lookalike opening fight scene of Aapthamitra, where Kicha will be seen in Vishnuvardhan's avatar in the first 20 minutes.
Vishnuvardhana (Sudeep) is the son of a washerman but does not want to be like his father rather dreams of earning million bucks. His friend Shastri (Arun Sagar) predicts his future and claims that his fortunes will change soon. As his sidekick said, his luck changes, when he accidentally gets a mobile of don Aadishesha (Sonu Sood).