Veteran filmmaker- producer Muktha Srinivasan, is back to wielding the megaphone for a biopic titled Thoopul Vedantha Desika. It is about the life and history of Vedanta Desika, the Vaishnava guru who lived in the 13th century. He was a poet, philosopher and a master teacher.
Muktha has chosen writer-public speaker on ancient Indian religious texts, Dushyanth Sridhar, to play the titular role. He tells DC, “It will be 750th anniversary of Sri Vedanta Desika in 2018. The movie is produced in my banner Muktha Films along with the company Vedanta Desikar 750 Varuda Vizha. After watching Dushyanth’s lectures, I felt he would be the apt choice for the lead protagonist. Besides researching on the subject, Dushyanth is also learning Manipravalam a mix of Tamil and Sanskrit language, which was spoken those days, for his role.” Apparently, we also hear Dushyanth is penning the story and dialogues for this movie.