Randaamoozham, a much awaited Malayalam film, has been confirmed. Sreekumar Menon, a well-known ad filmmaker who is helming the cinematic version of the epic drama, said that the film will soon be a reality, with actor Mohanlal playing the protagonist, Bheema.
On January 8, actor Mohanlal told a Malayalam television news channel that he would be playing Bheema in the Mahabharatha spin-off which would go on floors soon. He had also said that he had already received the film’s script, written by veteran writer MT Vasudevan Nair. The film, will be made on a whopping budget of Rs 600 crores.
When contacted, Menon said, he had nothing new to add. “I have nothing more to add as of now. It will take at least another three months before I can say anything more about Randamoozham. But I can confirm that the film will be a reality soon,” he told Silverscreen.in.
Randamoozham, a 1984 novel written by MT Vasudevan Nair, is a retelling of Mahabharata from the perspective of Bheema, the second of the Pandava siblings. Rumours about a cinematic version of the novel have been floating around for a long time. Initially, it was said that director Hariharan, who made the big budget epic war drama Pazhassi Raja, would be directing the film. However, in 2016, it was reported that Sreekumar Menon would be helming Randamoozham.
Although no information about the film’s cast and crew is out, fan-made posters of the film are already doing rounds on social media. Fans speculate that industrial stalwarts like cinematographer KU Mohanan, actors Naseeruddin Shah and Aishwarya Rai, will be a part of the film.