After the huge success of SS Rajamouli’s Bahubali 2 and the announcement of a Rs 1,000 crore Mahabharata project, the adaptation of the epic Ramayana also is being planned, if certain media reports are to be believed. According to the reports, filmmakers Allu Arvind, Namit Malhotra and Madhu Mantena are planning the epic adaptation and have been working on the script since the last autumn. The projected budget of the Ramayana adaptation is an estimated Rs 500 crore.
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.”
Moreover, the new Ramayana film will be filmed in 3D and it will be released in three parts similar to the Lord of the Rings series. Work on the Ramayana script has been on for the past one year. It will be shot in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, said a statement.
Speaking about the production, Allu Aravind 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.” Allu Aravind is best known for producing the Telugu blockbuster Magadheera directed by SS Rajamouli.