Mohanlal’s 1000 cr project The Mahabharata will have another superstar from Malayalam
Every new announcement regarding the upcoming mythological drama The Mahabharata is grabbing the headlines. The movie adaptation of MT Vasudevan Nair’s novel Randamoozham is being made on a whopping budget of Rs 1000 crores thus making it the most expensive Indian movie ever.
With such big amount being invested, it is natural that there is a lot of hype and expectations surrounding it. Recently, producer BR Shetty informed that they will be launching the movie officially on an international platform. They are planning to launch the movie in various parts of the world namely Los Angeles, Mumbai, Germany and Singapore at a time. The Mahabharata will start rolling in Abu Dhabi by September next year.
The movie will be directed by noted ad filmmaker VA Shrikumar Menon. MT Vasudevan Nair’s Randamoozham is based on the Indian epic Mahabharatha, but told from the perspective of Bheemasenan. Mohanlal is playing this central character in the film. Apart from him other leading actors from Indian cinema and Hollywood also will be part of the movie.
The latest we hear is that The Mahabharata will have another superstar from Malayalam cinema. Apparently, there were reports about Mammootty being considered for the part of Karnan but there is still no official confirmation. The makers are trying to rope in actors with big star value due to the astronomical budget involved.
The Mahabharata will be made as a multilingual in English, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Hindi and Telugu. It will also be dubbed into all major Indian and foreign languages. It will be made in two parts with the second installment hitting screens within three months time from the first part’s release. The makers are eyeing to release the first part movie by 2020.
Pre-production works are already on in full swing. Director VA Shrikumar Menon and his team are currently working on the cast and other technical crew. They have already had talks with Academy Award winner AR Rahman and are trying to bring on board some of the best available technicians from across the world.