a film titled 'Swami Manikanta" with Kaushik Babu in the title role
was launched at Sarathi Studios recently. Vijish Mani is producing
and directing the film under the banner of Anaswara Productions.
Master Atulith is playing the main role, while Suman and Sai Kiran
are also playing key roles.
The film was launched with the blessings from Pushpagiri Peetam
seer Vidya Nrusimha Bharati. Several prominent politicians attended
the launch of the shooting. Former minister Purushottama Rao gave
the clap, while Bharatiya Janata Party leader K Lakshman switched
on the camera for the muhurat shot. Telugu Desam leader
Aravindkumar Goud handed over the script to the technicians.
Kaushik says, “I played the Ayyappa Swami role for 10 times in
various TV serials and films so far and for the 11th time I am
playing the same role." Director Vijish Mani says, “We are planning
to shoot the film in Hyderabad, Kerala and Sabarimala and their
surrounding areas." Suman says, “Earlier, myself, Kaushik and
Saikiran played the God roles in devotional films. We are very
happy for working together again."
Saikiran says, “I am playing the maternal uncle"s role for
Master Atulith." Meera Jasmine, Radhakumari, Hemasundar, Jenny,
Anitha and others are in the cast. Music is by Manu Ramesh,
cinematography is by Muralikrishnan, art is by Brahma, while story,
screenplay, direction and production are by Vijish Mani.