We’re planning to start shooting for Randamoozham from next year: Mohanlal
As we all know, Malayalam cinema is coming up with a string of ambitious period flicks and the biggest among them all is Randamoozham aka The Mahabharatha. ‘Odiyan’ director VA Shrikumar Menon is set to direct this movie based on MT Vasudevan Nair’s award winning novel Randamoozham. UAE based businessman Dr BR Shetty is investing a whopping Rs 1000 crores for this project.
Randamoozham, the novel is actually based on the Indian epic Mahabharatha, told from the perspective of Bheemasenan. Mohanlal is playing the central character of Bheeman in the movie. The project was officially announced in April last year. Though the initial plan was to start shooting from this September, it had to be pushed due to various reasons.
Mohanlal in a recent interview has revealed that they are planning to go on floors from next year. The actor himself has a busy year ahead with three films coming up – Lucifer, his Tamil film with Surya and KV Anand and Marakkar – Arabikadalinte Simham. Randamoozham will go on floors only after Mohanlal is free from all his other commitments. Pre-production works for this epic film are still underway. The makers have hired a foreign casting agency to find suitable actors for the host of characters in Mahabharatha.
According to the makers, leading actors from Indian cinema and Hollywood will be part of the movie. It is being planned as a multilingual in English, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Hindi and Telugu languages. The movie will also have dubbed versions in all major Indian and foreign languages. This epic film 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 by 2020.