IN PICS: The Vijay Sankeshwar biopic is coming to theatres
Padma Shri Vijay Sankeshwar is the founder of VRL Transport and Logistics, one of the country's largest players in the segment. Along with son Anand, he runs transport and media businesses. The film, Vijayanand, which releases in theatres on December 9, will retrace Vijay's steps from owning just one truck to making it a fleet of over 5,000 vehicles.
Padma Shri Vijay Sankeshwar's biopic is ready for release
Vijayanand, the biopic of transport and media baron, Vijay Sankeshwar is gearing up for theatrical release.
Nihal Rajput plays Vijay Sankeshwar
Nihal Rajput, who debuted with the paranormal film Trunk, returns to the big screen with this biopic. He plays Vijay Sankeshwar, the founder of VRL Transport and Logistics and media houses like Vijay Karnataka (now under the TOI group) and Vijayavani, among others.
Rishika Sharma helms Vijayanand
Rishika Sharma was the director of Trunk. She now returns with Vijayanand, th biopic that she spent months in research before going on floors.
Siri Prahlad is Mrs Sankeshwar
Siri plays Lalitha Sankeshwar, Vijay's wife in the film. The real-life Lalitha is credited with being his biggest support system as he started his own transport and logistics business and went from one truck to a fleet of over 5,000 vehicles.
Bharath Bopanna is Anand Sankeshwar
Bharath plays Anand Sankeshwar, Vijay's son, in the film. Anand is the Joint-MD of most of the family businesses, including the transport and media houses and now, the film production wing.
The real-life inspiration for the film
Here's Rishika and Nihal with Vijay and Lalitha Sankeshwar, the real-life inspirations for this biopic.
Gopi Sundar makes his Kannada film debut with Vijayanand
Mollywood import composer Gopi Sundar comes to Sandalwood with Vijayanand. Gopi was in Bengaluru this week for the film's audio launch. The first single was officially released at the event.
Gopi joined by his wife, Amrutha Suresh
Gopi, who also performed one of the songs from the film at the event, was joined by his wife Amrutha Suresh in Bengaluru
Shine Shetty's in the film
Bigg Boss Kannada Season 7 winner Shine Shetty has a pivotal, but as-yet-undisclosed role in the biopic.
Archana Kottige is also in the film
Vijayanand has a massive ensemble cast, including Archana Kottige, Anant Nag and V Ravichandran, among others.
Harshika Poonacha also dropped by
Actress Harshika Poonacha had only good things to say about Vijay Sankeshwar and the film team.
Vijayanand releases in theatres this December
The tale of Vijay Sankeshwar and his VRL Logistics will be in theatres on December 9. The film is being released as a pan-India venture.
Last Updated: 05.31 PM, Nov 07, 2022