Long back from the initial time, Indian Film Industry has always encouraged and brought up the periodic drama and Mythological stories to us through the medium of cinemas. From 1961’s Sampoorna Ramayana by Babubhai Mistri to 2005’s animated film Hanuman our Indian filmmakers have always creatively presented ancient and mythological stories to us, the Indian audience have also very pleasantly welcomed such films to the industry.
In recent times, we have witnessed a lot of A-lister filmmakers have announced their upcoming films along with their star cast inspired by the epic mythological Ramayana. From Akshay Kumar to Prabhas these actors will be seen portraying Lord Rama in their respective films. Here are the 5 upcoming films inspired by Ramayana
Tanhaji – The Unsung Warrior’s director Om Raut has long back announced his upcoming film Adipurush. Adipurush is an upcoming Indian historical film based on the Hindu epic Ramayana. In this film, Bahubali star Prabhas will be seen as Adipurush, Kriti Sanon as Sita, and Saif Ali Khan As Ravan. The makers of the film have already announced its release date which is 11th August 2022. The film is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Om Raut, Prasad Sutar, and Rajesh Nair.
Recently, Kriti Sanon wrapped the shoot of Adipurush, the actress took her Instagram to share a picture with the director Om Raut. Kriti wrote ” Can’t believe this journey has come to end so soon! My heart sinks as I let go of this super special character that I’m extremely proud to have played :JANAKI!…Thank you @omraut for giving me Janaki and believing I could carry the weight and responsibility that the character came with… Your vision is extraordinary and I can’t wait for the world to see it! A film I’ll always be extremely proud of #Adipurush.”
2 Ram Setu
Akshay Kumar, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Nushrratt Bharuccha starrer film Ram Setu is all set to release during the next Diwali period on 24th October 2021. The film is an action-adventure drama that is rooted in Indian cultural and historical heritage. In this film, Akshay will be seen as Ram, whereas Jacqueline as Siya, Nushrratt as Urmila and Satyadev, and Kancharna as Laxman.
Ram Setu is directed by Abhishek Sharma and produced by Aruna Bhatia and Vikram Malhotra. The crew and cast are currently shooting for this film in Ooty.
3 Ramayana Trilogy
Award-winning director Nitesh Tiwari has announced that he will be soon making a film on the Hindu mythological epic Ramayana. According to the reports, the mythological drama will be a live-action trilogy shot in 3D and will release in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu simultaneously. It has been said that Hrithik Roshan will be seen playing Lord Ram’s role and Deepika Padukone will be seen as Sita in the film. However, an official announcement from the makers or the cast is yet to come out. The film will be produced by Madhu Mantena, Allu Arjun, and Namit Malhotra and The direction duties will be shared between Tiwari and Ravi Udyawar.
4 Aparajita Ayodhya
Soon after the success of Manikarnika, Kangana Ranaut is all set to come back to the list of directors with her upcoming film Aparajita Ayodhya. The film is based on the Ram Mandir dispute and court case.
Kangana said in a statement, “The plan wasn’t for me to direct the film. I started it as a project that I worked on from the concept level. I wanted to produce it and rope in another director for it. I was quite busy at that time to even think of direction. However, the script that KV Vijayendra Prasad shared was that of a film set on a large canvas, somewhat on the lines of the historical that I have directed before. My collaborating partners were also keen that I direct it. Eventually, even I felt that maybe it’s best if I helm this film. So, it all happened organically.”
Thalaivi lady Kangana Ranaut is all decked up to make an appearance onscreen as Sita. The National Award-winning actress will be soon seen in an epic period drama titled The Incarnation: SITA. The makers have officially announced that Kangana will be a part of the team. The film will be directed by Alaukik Desai.
These are the 5 upcoming films based on the epic Ramayana, let’s see how these makers bring up the mythological content by adding their innovation onscreen.