Madhu Mantena, who is one of the producers of a planned Rs 500 film on the ‘Ramayana’, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Uttar Pradesh government’s cinema arm Film Bandhu.
The MoU was sealed at the UP Investors Summit 2018, today.
The statement said, “Billed as India’s most expensive film, the project is also backed by Allu Aravind and Namit Malhotra besides Mantena. Awanish Kumar Awasthi, principle secretary of information department and chairman of Film Bandhu, announced that they will fully support the efforts of making Ramayana in Uttar Pradesh.”
Mantena said he was inspired to make the film by the life and work of Anand Pai of Amar Chitra Katha.
Pai popularised mythological stories through his Amar Chitra Katha stories.
Mantena, who has produced ‘Ghajini’, India’s first 100 cr film, said the new project is an effort to retell Indian mythology to all generations in all its audio visual glory with the help of the latest technology and visual effects.
The film will be shot in 3D and will be released as a three part series.
The film which will be shot in Uttar Pradesh will release in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.–CINEWS