Stepping into the shoes of a director, wellknown publicity designer of box-office hits Indra and Sye, Suresh Bujji, has embarked upon a mission to preach Indian culture to the youth through his directorial debut titled Swami Vivekananda. The traditional coconut breaking ceremony was held at the Annapurna studios in Jubilee Hills on Wednesday, and was attended by Suresh Bujji and his close aides.
The inaugural function featured a shot of the protagonist speaking Vivekananda’s famous words about God — “Turn stone into God, not God into stone".
The film features Prabath, grandson of the late Congress leader P Janardhan Reddy, essaying the role of Swami Vivekananda for his debut movie. Speaking at the ceremony, he said, “My grandfather is the inspiration for me to do this (movie). Both he and Swami Vivekananda were against discrimination of different classes of the society, and even their birthday (January 12) coincides.” Directed Suresh Bujji added, “I want to make this film on the lines of Bala Bharatam and Bala Ramayanam, and to reach the audience much like Annamayya and Ramadasu.”
The movie is presented by Laxmi Ganapathi films and produced by Indra Chitra. The shooting will take place in Hyderabad, Kanyakumari, Guwahati, Kolkata, besides a major schedule in the Himalayas.