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Now, a film on Vedanta Desika

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Muktha Srinivasan will direct the movie that will feature Dushyant Sridhar in the lead

Vedanta Desika, who lived in the 13th Century, is considered one of the stalwarts of Vaishnavism. His life will be chronicled in the form of a film, titled Thoopul Vedantha Desika. The film, which will be directed by Muktha Srinivasan, will star Dushyant Sridhar, a young speaker of ancient religious texts, in the lead role.

“He {Vedanta Desika} led a life that he preached and we will be showing that in the film,” says Dushyant, who is also in charge of story and dialogue, “In the last six months, I have been researching his life and other temple inscriptions. He has 120 mammoth works — some of them in ancient Tamil and Sanksrit. He also used the Manipravalam language, a mixture of the two languages, and another language called Prakrit. So, though it is a strong Tamil film, it has a judicious combination of other classical languages.”

Apart from Dushyant, the film will star Auditor Sridhar, Crazy Sunderarajan and many other new actors.

Pre-production work on the project, to be produced by Muktha Films, is currently underway. The filming will commence by the end of September or October.

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