Looks like the phenomenal success of Baahubali has opened doors for several other brilliant ideas that were kept hidden for ages as it was believed only Masala films are box office superhits.
Not long ago, a UAE-based Indian filmmaker, B.R. Shetty, had announced an investment of Rs.1000 crore in two-part Mahabharata, a movie which was long ago shelved because the producers backed out to bankroll such an expensive project. And it seemed that the success of Baahubali had inspired these brilliant ideas to be turned into magnum opuses.
Now, on one hand, the nation is taking pride in singing the success of Baahubali: The Conclusion, the first ever Indian film to cross Rs. 1000 crore mark at the box office which has seemingly inspired other brilliant ideas to be adapted to the cinema screens. And on the other hand, three filmmakers have teamed-up to turn epic saga Ramayana that narrates the story of divine Prince Rama and how he rescued his wife Sita from the demon King Ravana.
It’s going to be a three-part series.
And for the three-part movie, three filmmakers – Allu Aravind, Namit Malhotra and Madhu Mantena – who have been working on the script for almost a year now, have joined hands to make the epic Rs. 500 crore feature film.
The movie will be trilingual.
The movie will be released in Hindi, Telugu as well as Tamil. It will be released on 3D format too.
“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, who has made films such as Ghajini and Magadheera told Mumbai Mirror.
While several people feared earlier that there can be huge losses, and that two-part films never succeed at the box office, Baahubali has changed the way people now look at Indian cinema and how!
Courtesy : www.indiatimes.com