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May 10, 2017 06:40 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Going beyond Baahubali: After Rs 1000cr Mahabharata, now Rs 500 cr Ramayana on cards

After the successful run of Baahubali franchise, Indian film industry is geared up to produce two more big-budget films promising a similar or better cinematic experience like that of SS Rajamouli’s work.

Going beyond Baahubali: After Rs 1000cr Mahabharata, now Rs 500 cr Ramayana on cards

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After the successful run of Baahubali franchise, Indian film industry is geared up to produce two more big-budget films promising a similar cinematic experience like that of SS Rajamouli’s work.

First in the pipeline is the ambitious project of bringing the epic storyline of Mahabharata to the big screens for which southern superstar Mohanlal has already been roped in to play the central character of Bheem who will narrate the period drama through his eyes.

Another important development for the magnum opus is that Karnataka-born Bavaguthu Raghuram Shetty, among the richest Indians in West Asia, will be investing Rs 1,000 crore.

Based on MT Vasudevan Nair’s book, the film will be released in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada. The mythological drama, which will be made in two parts, is slated for 2020 release and will go on floors in 2018.

The next big-ticket venture is Rs 500 crore worth Ramyana for which three filmmakers have come together, reports Mumbai Mirror. Allu Aravind, Namit Malhotra, Madhu Mantena will work in tandem to bring this liveaction feature film to the theatres. It will be shot in 3D and released as a three-part series.

As Indian film industry adopts the franchise model trend, the two great Indian tales can contribute to the cinema business, which faced a dull period in 2016 and survived the flat performance after the second part of Baahubali earned Rs 1,000 crore in worldwide collections.
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