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Its Official: Mohanlal’s Mahabharata to be made with 1000 cr budget

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Malayalam actor Mohanlal is set to star in India’s biggest ever motion picture “The Mahabharata”. NV.A. Shrikumar Menon will helm the project based on the Jnanpith winner’s novel Randamoozham. B.R. Shetty, the UAE-based Indian businessman, is investing 1,000 crore in producing the film.

Mohanlal, who will be playing the lead, posted this video on Facebook. The actor says, “like many of us, I grew up to the tales of the Mahabaratha. I consider myself lucky to be named to play Bheema who is the pivotal character in Randamoozham. I am thankful to everyone who believes in me.”

The cast would have the best of talent from Indian cinema, as well as some big names from Hollywood. The technical crew would include some of the great names in world cinema, including some Academy Award winners. It will be produced in two parts and is scheduled to go on the floors by September 2018 for a release in early 2020. The second part will be released within 90 days of the first.

The film will be a coming together of the creme de la creme of Indian and global cinema in terms of cast and crew. “The film will be shot primarily in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, and Telugu and will be dubbed into major Indian languages and leading foreign languages,” a release from a company said.

Earlier SS Rajanouli and Aamir Khan have also shown interest to make Mahabharata.


  1. 1000 cr big budget how can they recover
    casting sabse badiya hona chahiye tab jaake film chalega
    aise hi nahi kisko hit actor bol k lelena chahiye
    1000 cr ka budget hai inko Bollywood me she bada actor Lena hi padega budget recover karne kliye

    • Chandra prasad Reply

      How bahubali recoverd like that n dis is nt malayalm movie this is telugu movie

  2. mohanlal is a great actor but he is too old for role of bheem
    rana type of heighted actor will shut more than mohanlal

    • Chandra prasad Reply

      Mohanlal i think playing a role of krishna or yudhistira so he dnt need to build up his body only bheema shows d body in mahabharat

  3. Bolly Arena Fan Reply

    I know lot about Kerala Films and their box office range….Still i think 1000cr will not be a problem for the film if its good…

    Lalettan is one of the best actor in Indian Cinema Ever …..( In Kerala Mammootty & Mohanlal are the biggest Superstars ) So if they succeed in making this into a good film I think it can earn more than 1000crore ( for 1st Part itself)…bcz it will have a universal appeal like Baahubali and more over I heard that a big Hollywood studio will distribute it in Overseas…and More over its about Mahabharatha…So its a huuuge advantage..

  4. Bolly Arena Fan Reply

    Really good to see Malayalam film industry’s growth…their box office potential is becoming bigger and bigger in each passing year …

    All ready Mohanlal’s Pulimurugan ( Most Expensive Malayalam film 30cr) crossed 130-150cr Worldwide (trade figure)…

    And recently Megastar Mammootty’s The Great Father (budget 6cr), a Stylish Action Thriller movie collected 4.3cr gross in its opening day…That’s the highest opening day in the Malayalam movie industry .

    Currently a decently hyped and good Malayalam movie of a Superstar can earn around 50cr world wide on an average..its really good considering the relatively small market

  5. 1000 crore ki movie bana rahe ho pehle intni audiance hai kya jo budget he wo recover karne ke liye,

  6. I want a Aamir as krishna n rajamoulis direction for mahabharat

  7. Y r ghunawat Reply

    It will release in two parts after three years from now. And this movie will not be an regional movie or Bollywood movie, it will be greater than bahubali because there will be high talented Superstars from all cinemas including Hollywood, Bollywood n other regional Cinema. So we may hope that it may recover it’s whole cost only single part.

  8. Meanwhile Bollywood is making Rabta,Rehnuma,Half girlfriend … WTF

  9. Amitabh Aamir Ajay Srk Akki Hrithik are all said to be part of the movie.

  10. Chandra prasad Reply

    Who are thinking about only bollywood n tollywood actors nw rajamouli bringing great actor mohanlal first for lead role thata gud news n may be aamir ,prabhas,hritik,srk ,n some tamil actors can included this movie ,rajamouli before said all south industry actors will be cast in the movie

  11. Dr.Jhangir Khan Reply

    abey 10 cr me zero kitne hote hai pata hai sotuh walo ko 1000cr ki film banayege!!!!! kuch bhi….Mohanlal SRK nahi hai jo 1000cr recover karega……i request SRK stay out of this religius kinbd of movies bad me bhkats aake bolege aisa hua wiasa hua….HAHAHHA

    • I am also a SRK fan.But here I have to disagree with u coz u don’t know anything about Mohanlal and this news is 100% true.

  12. Himangshu deka Reply

    Starcast may likely be this kind . Amitabh as bhisma. Anupam as sakuni. Amir or hrittik as arjun. Barun siddharth as nakul sahdev. srk as yuddhisthir. Akki as krishna. Ajay as karna.

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