Amitabh Bachchan to play Bhishma in Mohanlal starrer ‘Randamoozham’

Mohanlal fans have a reason to rejoice as the actor’s much-awaited film, ‘Randamoozham’ is all set to be commenced soon. The film, an adaptation of popular Malayalam writer MT Vasudevan’s award winning novel with same title.

Amitabh Bachchan and Mohanlal

Mohanlal announced that he will be playing the role of Bhima and the film will be an international production with a budget estimate of a whopping Rs. 600 crores! Speculations were rife that Amitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan also have been roped in for the project. Ending the days of speculations, film director Sreekumar confirmed that the Bollywood megastar will be playing an important role in the film. However, he also clarified that Aishwarya is not a part of the film.

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“Yes, he is the Bhishma of ‘Randamoozham’. We aren’t taking any cinematic liberties with the character for the movie, he will be playing the role as it is in the book,” Sreekumar said. He also added that the filmmakers are in the process of finalising the remaining cast and crew.

‘Randamoozham’ will mark the third collaboration between Mohanlal and Big B. Previously, both titans of the Indian film industry have worked in 2010 film ‘Kandahar’ and ‘Aag’.

Country’s leading fight chorographer Peter Hein also confirmed recently that he has been roped in for the project and promised that the action sequences will be at par with the ‘Baahubali’ films. ‘Randamoozham’ is said to have a lot of action scenes, involving chariots.

Very few may be aware that ‘Randamoozham’, that has won many literary awards, traces the story of Mahabharata from Bheema’s perspective, the second Pandava. From what we hear the film is supposed to be one of the most expensive films in Malayalam cinema with an extensive budget of Rs. 600 crores.

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