After Mohanlal's Rs 1000 crore Mahabharata, Allu Arvind to produce a Rs 500 cr Ramayana

The budget of this epic Ramayana film will be of Rs 500 crores and the live-action feature will be trilingual - Hindi, Tamil and Telugu

Just when we thought that it can’t get any bigger and better than Baahubali franchise, we came to know that Mahabharata is being adapted for the big screen that too with a whopping budget of Rs 1000 crore. And now, it has been confirmed that three well-known film producers of India Allu Aravind, Namit Malhotra and Madhu Mantena have come together to make a live-action movie on Ramayana. on a budget of Rs 500 crores.

The budget of this epic film will be of Rs 500 crores. The live-action feature will be trilingual – Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Allu Aravind, who is known for the films like Ghajini and Magadheera said, ”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. The source added, ”They realised that the epic hasn’t been presented on the big screen for many years now, not since Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayana 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.”

Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh also confirmed the news on Twitter and wrote:

Namit Malhotra, who is involved in this mega venture noted, ”Three generations of my family have been in the movies and we have a world-leading capability in bringing such stories to life. There cannot be a better time and opportunity to tell the greatest Indian story to the world in a way that preserves its respect and vision. The partnership with Allu sir and Madhu has aligned me with the best partners who share the same vision and passion, to make this a cinematic experience, all Indians can be proud of.”

Namit’s 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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