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Published on: February 7, 2021 | Updated on: February 7, 2021

Director Vijay shares glimpses of the road leading to Naandhi

Vijay Kanakamedala

Vijay Kanakamedala

Vijay Kanakamedala stepped into the Telugu film industry chasing his dream of becoming a director. That dream is coming true with Naandhi, his debut film.
After completing B.Sc in Computer Science, Vijay, who hails from Bhadrachalam town, came to Hyderabad to pursue a career in films.

"My parents supported my decision," says Vijay. He did a course at the Film Institute and also worked as assistant to legendary director K. Balachander for a serial. "After that, I met director Harish Shankar and worked with him for many years — from Mirapakay to Duvvada Jaganndham," reminisces Vijay. He has been trying his hand at writing stories for the past three years, and Naandhi was the result. Vijay approached Allari Naresh, who agreed to do the film. But the actor is known for his talent for comedy. Naandhi is an intense film. So why Naresh, we ask. "The script needed an actor who looks like a common man, and Naresh’s looks fit the part" explains Vijay. He added that Naresh had already proved that he could do intense roles with the films like Gamyam and Sambho Siva Sambho.

From the trailer, it seems that the story revolves around courts and police stations.

"I did a lot of research about court and police work," shares Vijay. "I met former top cop JD Lakshminarayana and Prof Nageswar and discussed many facets of these two fields. I also visited court rooms to get the right inputs," he adds.

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