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Actor Vishnu Manchu is gearing up to release his much-awaited movie Anukshanam, which is slated to hit the screens on September 13. The actor-cum-producer says that it is the first authentic serial killer movie in India and director Ram Gopal Varma (RGV) has done lot of research on many psycho killers before he started writing the script. The film is going to be a treat for hardcore action lovers.
In an interview to Rediff, Vishnu Manchu revealed that the idea for Anukshanam emerged, while he was shooting for Rowdy with Ram Gopal Varma. He said, "Mr Ramu did a lot of research on serial killers. Based on that, he wrote the story. He has taken the history of serial killers all across the world. He looks at how and why they do it, without a motive. He has made the film with all these angles."
Vishnu Manchu says his belief in the story and RGV's capabilities made him produce Anukshanam. Talking about preparation for his role, he said, "I play the cop who tracks down the serial killer. I didn't prepare. The intensity was there in the script. It was really taxing. At the end of the day, I was tired. I had to have this scowl and frustrated look throughout the day. RGV doesn't give any gap between takes, so it was pretty intense."
When quizzed about the new technology used in Anukshanam, Vishnu Manchu said, "More than technology, I want the content of the movie to speak. When the film releases, we will talk about the technology - what kind of cameras we used and how we used them." He added, "Hard core action lovers will love this film. This is the first authentic serial killer movie in the country. There have been on and off serial killer films where you have songs, comedy."