Raj Vishnu will tip hat to two legends
Director Madesh says the Sharan-Chikkanna starrer will be on lost family values and will be drastically different from the original
Raj Vishnu brings back the hit combination of Sharan-Chikkanna, after Adyaksha, and for the first time director K Madesh will be working with the two actors in a film that also features Sriimurali in a cameo appearance.
The film, made under Ramu Productions, is a remake of the Tamil film Rajini-Murugan in Kannada. However, the director is well aware of the responsibility that comes with the movie title, which carries the names of two legends, Rajkumar and Vishnuvardhan. Madesh says, “Getting the right title for this film was important. The story is set around two elders, who are fathers of the hero and heroine, who are crazy fans of the two actors. Everyone voted for Rajkumar and Vishnuvardhan.”
Madesh says that the chemistry between the two actors, Sharan and Chikkanna, has worked well for the movie. “When the two come together, they know how to make every scene better and they are good with improvisation,” says the director. “This works well for anyone directing a movie, and for everyone on the sets.”
The director says that he decided to do a remake because the subject was universal. “This story has to be told in various languages,” he says. “Raj Vishnu is about two people who leave India, go abroad, and forget their family values. The story is relevant even today, and that is what is told so well in Raj Vishnu. The bonding between the hero and the grandson is something to watch out for.”
Madesh says that working with a producer like Ramu, who can guide the team with his experience, is to his advantage. “The film is different from the original by about sixty per cent,” says Madesh. “Sadhu Kokila will be seen in four get ups and the highlight is a song featuring Rajkumar and Vishnuvardhan, using shots from their films.”
Raj Vishnu has music by Arjun Janya and cinematography by Rajesh Katta.