The Ramayana is the next epic to be adapted for film, according to a story in Mumbai Mirror. Producers Allu Arjun, Madhu Mantena, and Namit Malhotra have come together to produce this film. The budget is reported to be 500-crores, and the film will be made in three languages, Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi.
Allu Arjun confirmed the news, and 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.” It is reported that the three producers have been working on the script for the film, which will be made in 3D, and released as a 3-part series.
A source close to the producers said, “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.”
“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 Malhotra said.
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