More than a year since it was announced, the shooting of Manchu Vishnu-starrer ‘Voter’, a Telugu-Tamil bilingual, is finally over. Speaking to telugu360.com, film’s writer-director G Karthik Reddy informs that the re-recording too got completed freshly and they will kick-start the promotion campaign shortly. So, what led to the delay and why the low-key shooting? He maintains that since the film is set in a political backdrop, they didn’t want any unnecessary controversies surrounding it. “Also, it’s a proper bilingual wherein we shot sequences for both the versions. We had different set of actors too and at times they got busy, causing our shoot to be delayed.”
Karthik avers that Vishnu plays a software professional in the film, which he dubs as an intense drama. “He loves his country and the right to franchise more. When he feels that a voter is taken for a ride by the elected representatives, he sets off on a journey which makes the film,” he shares, while adding, “It talks about the power of voter. Vishnu’s part believes voters as kings and the elected as ones who should be at the service of voters. He’d rather ensure the elected works for him than he becoming another elected representative.”
Isn’t Vishnu known to interfere in the creative process of a film? “I can’t talk about other films but as far as film is concerned, he didn’t. If we have a strong content, we can convince anyone,” he declares, adding, “He did give his suggestions though. Since the film was being made in Tamil too, he wanted more Tamil technicians on board.”
He believes that Vishnu has given his career best performance in ‘Voter’, which also features Surabhi, Posani Krishna Murali and Sampath Raj. “There’s a two-minute monologue which he shot for, in the first take itself! He was required to get emotional in between and he was simply spot on with his act,” Karthik exults, further revealing that ‘Voter’ will be to Vishnu what ‘Assembly Rowdy’ was to his father Mohan Babu.
He is confident that the aam janta will be proud of the film once it opens. “I’m hopeful that most people will exit the cinema halls with their collar-up. They’d feel the film reflected their inner emotions and that Vishnu represented them rightfully,” he ends.