MUMBAI: Some stories need to be told and ‘Manjunath’ is one such story that Viacom18 Motion Pictures (VMP) in association with NFDC and ICOMO brought to the Indian viewer, making the 27 year old dead Manjunath Shanmugham more than just a headline.
The Indian International Film Festival of Queensland 2014 confirmed ‘Manjunath’ as its opening film for the year and it has won the Special Jury Award (of encouragement) in this circuit. The Indian International Film Festival of Queensland (IIFFOQ) is a celebration of new wave Indian cinema that was held in Brisbane from 28 June to 2 July. ‘Manjunath’ is also to be screened at the Jagran Film Festival on the domestic front on 6 July in Delhi.
‘Manjunath’, a biopic on the IIM graduate who was brutally murdered for exposing the petrol adulteration scam by the fuel mafia in Uttar Pradesh in 2005 is directed by Sandeep Varma, reputed ad-film maker and the Managing Director of ICOMO. The Cast includes veteran theatre and film actors like Divya Dutta, Anjorie Alagh, Seema Biswas and Yashpal Sharma with debutant Sasho Satiiysh Saarathy playing the lead as Manjunath.