Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2012        Go!    
 
 
September 21, Thursday 2017 10:23 AM       

       HEADLINES: Keralashabdam Managing Editor Dr B A Rajakrishnan passes away                                              Son beats father, drives him out of house                                              State school festival in January only                                              Principal held for sexual harassment                                              Charge sheet against Dileep to be filed on Oct 7                                              How India, China perform would fundamentally shape the world: Rahul                                              Heavy rains in Mumbai, flight services hit                                              Myanmar Navy c-in-c holds talks with Sitharaman                                              Toll surges to 248 in powerful Mexico quake                                              Suu Kyi faces mounting world anger over Rohingya                                              Japan Open: Sindhu, Nehwal into second round with contrasting wins                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       MOVIES Next Article: I’ve not shelved ‘Aadujeevitham’: Prithviraj  
       Mohanlal's Randamoozham to be made on Rs 1000 crore budget
 
         Posted on :01:43:32 Apr 18, 2017
   
A A
       Last edited on:01:43:32 Apr 18, 2017
         Tags: Mohanlal's Randamoozham to be made on Rs 100
 
CHENNAI: A UAE-based Indian businessman is investing Rs 1,000 crore (USD 150 million) to produce India's biggest ever motion picture, 'The Mahabharata'.
 
This magnum opus is being directed by noted ad man and advertising film maker V A Shrikumar Menon.
 
It will be produced in two parts and is scheduled to go on the floors by September 2018 for a release in early 2020.
 
The second part will be released within 90 days of the first.
 
"The film will be shot primarily in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu and will be dubbed into major Indian languages and leading foreign languages," a release from a company owned by serial entrepreneur and billionaire Shetty, who is backing the film, said.
 
The film will be a coming together of the cr me de la cr me of Indian and global cinema in terms of cast and crew.
 
The technical crew would include some of the great names in world cinema, including some Academy Award winners.
 
The cast would have the best of talents from Indian cinema, as well as some big names from Hollywood.
 
"This film will have an identity across continents, with their representatives donning the myriad characters in 'The Mahabharata'! A global team led by an internationally renowned casting director will handpick the cast," the release said.
 
It said Shetty has been a keen supporter of Indian arts and culture for over many decades.
 
It remains almost impossible to narrate The Mahabharata on the big screen except by adaptation of M T Vasudevan Nair's Jnanpeeth Award winning novel 'Randamoozham'(The Second Turn), which narrates the epic through the eyes of Bhima, the second of the Pandavas.
 
"The screenplay is written by the writer himself, who holds a record of maximum national awards for screen writing in the history of Indian cinema," the release said.
 
This ancient Sanskrit epic has been a topic of creative adaptation in various formats for many decades.There have also been efforts to render it, but successes have been limited to the stage or serialisation for television audiences.
 
Hence, this project would be the first of its kind to take the epic which has engaged generations of audiences on the silver screen at such a grand level, the release said.
 
Shetty, Founder and Chairman of UAE Exchange and NMC Healthcare,said the movie would be a true 'Make in India' made for the world and he believed it would not only set global benchmarks, but also reposition India and its prowess in mythological storytelling, .
 
"I am confident that this film will be adapted in over 100 languages and reach over three billion people across the world," he was quoted as saying in the release.
 
Commenting on the initiative, Padma Bhushan awardee and noted Malayalam writer M T Vasudevan Nair, recipient of almost every literary award in India, including Jnanpith Award and many abroad, said he was extremely happy with Shetty's belief in the story's potential and his passion and commitment to take it to global audiences.
 
Shrikumar Menon, Director, who has been living the script and researching for this project for the past few years, said "We are fully geared to attain the next level of production quality and visual magic, as well as narrative wizardry with this initiative."
A A
       MOVIES
Next Article: I’ve not shelved ‘Aadujeevitham’: Prithviraj
 
 
MOVIES HEADLINES
Mammootty's Ankil will begin on September24  
Second poster of My Story is here  
Fahadh-Maniratnam film in January  
Rajinikanth first choice if I make 'King Lear': Bhardwaj  
Ahaana to become Tovino’s heroine  
Santosh Sivan to join hands with Mammootty  
Nivin and Nayanys will pair up in 2018  
Anjali's life is becoming cinema  
New member in Mohanlal's house  
Rishi Kapoor slams Rahul Gandhi on 'dynasty' comments  
Lip-locked couple: Riya Sen's honeymoon pics go viral  
Musicians are winners, not losers: ARR  
Ritu Varma as Dulquer heroine  
Gautham Menon’s crew airlifted from Turkey  
Jimmy Kimmel fell in love with ‘Jimikki Kammal’  
Mammootty to don khaki again  
Sunny Leone again coming to Kerala  
Aristo Suresh sings for Mammootty’s Parole  
Mammootty as hero in Omar’s film  
‘Queen’ Malayalam remake to star Manjima  
Poomaram to bloom at last  
Parvathy Ratheesh gets married  
Pranav Mohanlal dances to 'father's song'  
Thala to team up with Siva again  
‘Premam’ team to come with ‘Mandakini’  
 
Do you support clean chit for E P Jayarajan in nepotism-related case?
yes
 
no
 
no opinion
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy