AMR Ramesh, who is known for movies based on real incidents, is back with Aspota, which is based on Rajiv Gandhi's assassination. The movie had a simple launch yesterday in the presence of several police officers.
Ramesh has made two films based on true incidents - Cyanide and Attahasa. Both were successful considering the return of investment. But his last film, Game, sank at the box office without any trace.
With the failure of Game, AMR Ramesh is back to his safe zone - making films based on real life incidents. This time, he has taken up yet another controversial subject and he is very confident of pulling it off.
Apparently, Ramesh has been working on this subject for years now and he was waiting for the right moment to launch the subject. In the last few months, he has finalized the script with the inputs of the investigating officers of Rajiv Gandhi's case.
In the launch yesterday, officers who cracked the very difficult Rajiv Gandhi's case - R Karthikeyan, Retired Special Director CCB, Retired Police Officers K Srinivasan, Gopal Hosur and Ramalingam, CCB ACP K V Sharath Chandra were present.
They revealed that they had given inputs and case details to Ramesh and handed over the script of Aspota to AMR Ramesh. Also, they insisted Ramesh to shoot only what had happened and not to sensationalize the incidents or criminals.
The film will be told from investigating officer R Karthikeyan's angle. Ramesh confirmed that casting is yet to happen. However, he said that Sudeep and Darshan will suit for the role of Karthikeyan but he is yet to speak with the stars.
Also, he is planning to contact Vikram for the Tamil version and Akshay Kumar for the Hindi Version. We hear that star cinematographer Rathnavelu will be cranking camera for this film which will be simultaneously made in Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi.