Manjunath

Manjunath
  • Movie Director: Sandeep A Varma
  • Cast and Crew: Sasho Satiiysh, Seema Biswas, Divya Dutta, Yashpal Sharma
  • Releasing Date: May 9, 2014
  • Music Composers: Sonam-Nitin-Subir, Parikrama (band)
  • Lyricist: Rajneesh Bisht, Sandeep A Varma
  • Production House: Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, National Film Development Corporation of India, ICOMO Films
  • Fun Fact: The track 'Shlokas' from this film is the first rock rendition of the Bhagavad Gita in Bollywood.
  • Why it Made News: Since the film was about the murder of Manjunath Shanmugam in Lakhimpur, the shooting in UP was done under a pseudo-name of a romantic movie, to avoid the attention of the local people and media.

This film was based on the true story of Manjunath Shanmugam, a sales officer from a petroleum company who was killed by the oil mafia in 2005 for his stand against fuel adulteration. When one day Manjunath goes missing, his friends panic. When one of the friends finds him, they send him back to his hometown as he was behaving strangely lately. But Manjunath isn’t a quitter. he returns to fight the evil despite the threat to his life. However, one night he gets murdered brutally. The film shows Manjunath watching the aftermath even after his death and realises that his sacrifice was not all waste.