We have all grown up hearing stories of Mahabharata and watching its episodes on every Sunday morning. It had family drama, betrayal, romance and a whole lot of learnings from lord Krishna; making the epic saga perfect for a film.
And now, Mahabharata is indeed being turned into a film which is going to break all precedents. Dr B.R. Shetty, UAE based billionaire businessman and philanthropist is investing Rs. 1000 crore the magnum opus which will be directed by noted ad man and advertising film maker V.A Shrikumar Menon. The film will be produced in two parts and is scheduled to go on floor by September 2018 for a release in early 2020. The second part of the film will be released within 90 days of the first part. The film will be shot primarily in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu and dubbed into major Indian languages and leading foreign languages.
The star cast of the film has still not been announced yet, but is expected to bring together the crème de la crème of Indian and global cinema in terms of its cast and crew. The film will be an adaptation of M T Vasudevan Nair’s Jnanpeeth Award winning novel Randamoozham (The Second Turn). This novel narrates Mahabharata through the eyes of Bhima, the second of the Pandavas.
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