Mahabharata: Bollywood Is Gearing Up For Something South Films Can Never Do

Bollywood is finally gearing up to serve the audience the biggest cinematic experience. A film based on the mythological epic drama Mahabharat has been finalized.

The biggest cinematic experience

The latest report claims that the producer, who has classic comedies like Hera Pheri and Welcome, wants to revisit the 1965 classic on the epic Mythological drama Mahabharat in a never-before-seen manner. Interestingly, the film will be made on a huge budget with a massive star cast.


1965’s classic Mahabharat starred Pradeep Kumar, Padmini, and Dara Singh, and was produced by A G Nadiadwala. Now the reports suggest that his son Firoz Nadiadwala, who has produced classic comedies like Hera Pheri and Welcome, is all set to revisit this classic in a never-before-seen manner.

“Firoz Nadiadwala has started work on Mahabharat and aims to make it the most visually stunning film ever in Indian cinema. The work on the script has been going on for 4-5 years and the makers would spend a couple of years more on the pre-production. The principal photography will commence in the first quarter of 2025. It’ll hopefully be released in December 2025 in the original Hindi language and would be dubbed in several languages too,” claimed Bollywood Hungama.

India’s answer to Marvel and DC

“The entire tale of the Mahabharat will be conveyed in three hours. Firoz Nadiadwala is confident that it would be India’s answer to Marvel and DC movies and also that of The Lord of The Rings, Game Of Thrones, Star Wars, Harry Potter, etc. Believe it or not, its budget is expected to be more than Rs. 700 crores. Thus, it’ll be the biggest Indian film of all time,” the source added.


For now, actors like Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Ranveer Singh, Paresh Rawal, Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor, etc are being considered. It’ll be interesting to see who’ll end up playing which part. The makers are looking at casting both established and new heroines too, as well as top actors from the South industry for important roles. The hunt for a director is also underway.

The producer apparently wants the film to be known for the characters, storytelling, emotions, dialogues, etc. Sources further claim that Firoz Nadiadwala will be recording the background score in Los Angeles, USA, and BGM will be given by Hans Zimmer. A top-class company, also from Los Angeles, will work on the VFX. It will be the first Indian film to be shot in 5D as well.