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Coming Soon! The Ramayan Movies

By JOGINDER TUTEJA
May 11, 2021 15:25 IST
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Films and television has been inspired by the Ramayana and Mahabharata time and again.

In fact, stories from these epics have been made since the time of silent films.

Now, it seems the trend is making a comeback once again.

Director Kunal Kohli recently recreated the Ramayana in his Web series Ramyug.

That's not all.

Joginder Tuteja looks at forthcoming films inspired by the Eternal Epic.

 

Adipurush

IMAGE: Sunny Singh, Prabhas and Kriti Sanon will star in Adipurush. Photograph: Kind courtesy Om Raut/Instagram

Adipurush is a dream project for all those involved.

Prabhas leads the show as Lord Ram while Saif Ali Khan steps in as Ravan.

Kriti Sanon will be seen as Sita and Sunny Singh will step in as Lakshman in this VFX-heavy film.

Adipurush will be directed by Om Raut who made the 2020 blockbuster, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior.

 

Ram Setu

IMAGE: Akshay Kumar in Ram Setu. Photograph: Kind courtesy Akshay Kumar/Instagram

Akshay Kumar had started shooting for Ram Setu before the second COVID-19 wave took over.

Akshay plays an archaeologist who goes on a mission to unravel the myth of the Ram Setu.

Abhishek Sharma directs the film for Vikram Malhotra's Abundantia Entertainment.

Jacqueline Fernandez and Nushrratt Bharuccha star too.

 

Brahmastra

IMAGE: Ranbir Kapoor, Nagarjuna, Alia Bhatt with Brahmastra Director Ayan Mukerji. Photograph: Kind courtesy Alia Bhatt/Instagram

While Ayan Mukerji's film is set in current times, it also goes back to the era which brings back the legend of Brahmastra.

A weapon that finds a mention in several epics, it was also used in the last battle between Lord Ram and Ravana.

 

Aparajita Ayodhya

Photograph: Kind courtesy Kangana Ranaut/Instagram

Kangana Ranaut has announced Aparajita Ayodhya, which is set in the present, but explores the Ayodhya verdict of 2019.

While it explores a controversial subject, it will not be surprising if there are elements from the epic interspersed into the narrative to give it a rich magnum opus appeal.

Kangana directs this one as well.

 

Nitish Tiwari's yet untitled film with Deepika Padukone

Photograph: Kind courtesy Deepika Padukone/Instagram

While it was announced some ago that Nitesh Tiwari would be directing a film on the Ramayan, there is buzz that the project is being revived with a mammoth cast.

Will Deepika Padukone play Sita?

Here's waiting for the official announcement.

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