After the success of Baahubali 2, three filmmakers have come together to make Ramayana as a three-part live action film with a budget of Rs 500 crore. Allu Aravind (father of Tollywood superstar Allu Arjun), Namit Malhotra and Madhu Mantena have joined hands to make this project come alive. It will be shot in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, said a statement.
A source in the know of developments told IANS, “Ramayana is being helmed as one of the most ambitious projects of India with a budget of Rs 500 crore. The film will bring to life the rich storytelling culture of our country and for the same, the film team is in conversation with a renowned Indian director who will bring this larger than life scripture to the universal audience.”
“It has been a long time since the Ramayana has been adapted into a film and we wish to leave no stone unturned to live to the expectations across different sections of society. It will be one of the highest budgeted films in India thus far,” said Mr. Arvind, when contacted by The Hindu.
Meanwhile, another magnum opus Mahabharata is being made in 1000 crore budget. The film will tell the epic tale from the point of view of Bheem and will release 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.