Baahubali’s massive success paves way for a 500 crore project on Ramayana
SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus Baahubali has rewritten history by becoming the first ever Indian movie to cross the 1000 crore mark. The movie’s gargantuan success has turned heads from the West and forced them to talk about Indian cinema.
Meanwhile, filmmakers back home are planning projects on massive scale after being inspired by the success of Baahubali. According to latest reports, three producers are joining hands to make a movie adaptation of the Indian mythological epic Ramayana. It is being planned on a whopping budget of Rs 500 crores and will be funded by Madhu Mantena, Allu Aravind and Namit Malhotra.
The makers are planning to release the movie in three languages; Hindi, Telugu and Tamil. Moreover, the new Ramayana film will be made in 3D format and will be released in three parts similar to the Lord of the Rings series. Script works for this epic project was commenced over an year back.
Allu Aravind, who was the producer of SS Rajamouli’s Magadheera, is quoted saying, “It’s a huge responsibility but the Ramayana needs to be told on the big screen in the most magnificent way possible. We are committed to delivering a spectacular extravaganza.”
Producer Namit Malhotra, owns the company Prime Focus who handled the visual effects for Hollywood biggies like Star Wars, Transformers and The Martian. More details regarding the cast, crew and when the project will start rolling, is expected in the coming days.
Recently, a 1000 crore project was announced by Dr BR Shetty, an UAE-based Indian businessman. It is based on the other Indian epic, Mahabharatham and is adapted from MT Vasudevan Nair’s award winning novel Randamoozham. Mohanlal is playing the lead role of Bheemasenan in the movie titled as The Mahabharata, and it will be helmed by noted ad filmmaker VA Shrikumar Menon. It will be made in two parts and is slated to hit screens by 2020.