Allu Arvind, Madhu Mantena join hands to make Ramayana film trilogy for Rs 500 crore
Allu Aravind, Namit Malhotra and Madhu Mantena have joined hands to make this project come alive.Updated: May 11, 2017 09:10 IST
Producers Allu Aravind, Namit Malhotra and Madhu Mantena have joined hands to make the great Indian epic, Ramayana, into a film. The live-action feature will be a Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu trilingual. With an estimated budget of Rs 500 crore, the film is touted to be the nation’s most ambitious project.
The film will be shot in 3D and will be released in three part series.
Allu Aravind, of Ghajini and Maghadeera fame, said in a press statement,”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”.
A source close to the development shared that the trio has been working on the script for over a year. “They realised that the epic hasn’t been presented on the big screen for many years now, not since Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan with Arun Govil and Deepika Chikhalia as Ram and Sita was telecast on Doordarshan in 1987-88, followed by another adaption of the epic by Sagar Arts in 2008 with Gurmeet Choudhary and Debina Bonnerjee in the lead. They wanted to bring the epic to the big screen this time,” the source said.
Namit Malhotra asserts that he has always intended to raise the bar in our cinema, his company, Prime Focus, has handled the stereo conversion and visual effects of high budget Hollywood franchise films like Ghostbusters, Star Wars, Transformers, X-Men: Apocalypse and The Martian.
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First Published: May 10, 2017 19:33 IST