With the growing popularity of period drama films, directors are now shifting their interest towards mythological films. In recent times, many have announced their next instructors with the star cast. However, some have even started shooting and also announced the release date. The mythological texts – Ramayana and Mahabharata remain the inspiration. SS Rajamouli’s RRR, About Raut’s Adipurush and Nitesh Tiwari’s Ramayana 3D are some great films that will convert the epic religious text into big screen experiences.
If you could remember, Rajamoulis Baahubali Part 1 and Part 2 were inspired by Mahabharat and Ramayan. And now, in his next magnum opus RRR – it seems he has found ways to link Ramayana references to his characters. In a beautiful poster of the film, Alia Bhatt’s first look from the film was released. The actor plays the role of ‘Sita’ alongside Ram Charan, who plays a character named Alluri Sitharam Raju. From Deepika Padukone as ‘Draupadi’ in ‘Mahabharat’ to Akshay Kumar’s Ram Setu, here are some upcoming Bollywood mythological films to look forward to.
1. Adipursh: Prabhas, Kriti Sanon and Saif Ali Khan starring films are based on Ramayan. Prabhas is seen playing the role of Lord Ram, Kriti as Sita and Saif as Lankesh. Recently, Prabhas took to social media to announce that Adipurush will release on August 11, 2022. Well, Saif has also completed his part of the shooting.
2. Ramayana trilogy: Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari announced that he is making a film about the Hindu mythological epic Ramayana. Reportedly, the mythological drama will be a live-action trilogy recorded in 3D and released simultaneously in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Reports also claim that Hrithik Roshan will play the role of Lord Ram and Deepika Padukone will be seen as Sita. However, an official announcement is still awaited.
4. Sita: The national award-winning actress will next be seen as the lead in an epic period drama titled The Incarnation: SITA. The creators have officially announced that Kangana will be part of the team. The film is directed by Alaukik Desai.
5. Ayodhya: Kangana Ranaut will direct the film. It will be based on the Ayodhya ruling. The actor had said: “I wanted to produce it and draw another director for it. I was quite busy at the time thinking of a direction myself. But the script that KV Vijayendra Prasad shared was a film set on a big screen, a bit in line with the historical one that I have directed before. ”
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