Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari To Make Sudha & Narayana Murthy's Biopic

Ria Das
Apr 08, 2020 13:06 IST
Sudha Murthy

Filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari is excited to make a biopic on Indian IT’s first couple, Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy and author Sudha Murthy. Ashwiny says she finds it challenging to work on a real-life story that is inspiring to so many people. The film will be co-written by Shreyas Jain, Piyush Gupta and Ashwiny's husband, filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari.


Talking about the strong yet simple couple, Ashwiny said, "It is not only Sudha Murty's film. There are two strong personalities - Sudha and Narayan in the film. The working title is 'Murthy', the meaning of which is making a difference," ET reported.

Key Takeaways:

  • Filmmaker Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari has paired with husband and  filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari and they are now gearing up to direct her fourth film, based on Indian IT’s first couple, Infosys co-founder N R Narayana Murthy and wife Sudha Murthy.
  • Ashwiny is known for films like Nil Battey Sannata, the Rajkummar Rao and Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Bareilly Ki Barfi, and Panga, starring Kangana Ranaut.
  • The film, tentatively called "Murthy", is a challenging task to work on: Ashwiny

Sudha Murthy was the first female engineer to be hired by the automotive manufacturing company TELCO in Pune.

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‘Working on a biopic isn't easy’


The elated director expressed,"They are very simple people. They have done so much for society and country. I felt their story needs to be told. It so happened that I was chosen to tell the story. They met me and said, I am right to tell the story, my track record is good and that don't show any kissing scenes."

The power couple has been involved in many philanthropic works. Narayana Murthy is a graduate from National Institute of Engineering, University of Mysore and later went on to do his MTech from IIT Kanpur. He founded Infosys in 1981.

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She further said working on a biopic isn't easy saying, "We are still writing it. We want to focus on getting it correct on writing level. A biopic cannot be just written like a biopic, there has to be a good graph, there has to be a character sketch. If I do exactly like it is then it will be like a documentary. It is challenging. I will have to meet a lot of people and take their point of view in terms of their lives."

Ashwiny confirmed that the cast and crew for the film have not been finalised yet. She also has been signed by producer Ekta Kapoor for a film. "I am co-producing it with her. We are almost done with writing then we will go to actors. It is a slice-of-life rom-com and will have my signature touch."

As per reports, Narayana Murthy is an introvert and Sudha a bold, ambitious computer scientist. Both met in Pune.


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