What if the best talents of Indian cinema come together for a movie? Reports are coming in that the stalwarts of Indian cinema - Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Mohanlal, Vikram and Nagarjuna will all come together for MT Vasudevan Nair's dream project, "Randamoozham".
The film is a big budget project worth 250 Crore and likely to be out in two years. Though no confirmation has come yet about the film, the industry is abuzz with the news. "Randamoozham" is said to be an adaptation of Jnanpith Award winner and scriptwriter MT Vasudevan Nair's novel of the same name. The novel has been translated into English with the title "Second Turn".
The novel retells the story of "Pandavas" and "Kauravas" from the viewpoint of Bheema. The film will be directed by ace Malayalam director Hariharan. MT and Hariharan have earlier worked together on 10 movies including "Idavazhiyile Poocha Mindapoocha", "Valarthu Mriganagal" (1981), "Panchangini" (1986), "Nakhakshathangal" (1986), "Amrutham Gamaya" (1987), "Aranayakam" (1988), "Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha" (1989), "Parinayam" (1994), "Ennu Swantham Janakikutty" (1998), "Kerala Varma Pazhssi Raja" (2009) and "Ezhamathe Varavu" (2013).
Reports of a movie adaptation of the novel have been making the rounds since 2011. Director Hariharan has hinted that Mohanlal might be playing the role of Bheema as he believes that the actor is more than capable of reprising this central character.
Apparently, MT has been scripting this epic movie for the past two years and the makers are now busy confirming the roles for each character. There were many reports of actors like Kamal Haasan, Salman Khan and Mammootty being considered for the roles. But the latest buzz is that Amitabh Bachchan will essay the role of Bheeshma, Aishwarya will play Draupadi, Vikram will play Arjuna and the Telugu star Nagarjuna will play a pivotal role, which is yet to be decided.
This big budget movie will be made in major Indian languages including Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam and English. If reports are to be believed, music maestro AR Rahman will compose the music and Sabu Cyril will do the art direction. Efforts are on to zero in on suitable locations for this epic piece.