Mammootty’s Karnan with 50 crore budget !
Mammootty’s Karnan with 50 crore budget: Yesterday Mollywood was surprised by the news that actor/director P Sreekumar has scripted a Mollywood film based on the character Karnan from Mahabharatha and megastar Mammootty is going to play that role. As per the sources Madhupal will be directing the movie and they are trying to begin the shoot of the film within few months. The film is supposed tohave a budget of around 50 crore rupees. Producers name is not yet revealed
As per initial estimates, P Sreekumar said that the film will have 100 days of Shoot and 50 crore budget. Pre-production works have already started and director Madhupal had already visited the locations where they wish to shoot the film. The details about the film was kept secret till now, and its guessed that the RS Vimal directed Prithviraj starer Karnan’s News and Teaser and made them break their silence abruptly. P Sreekumar who reveled it through a Television program recently also said that the film will have 4 schedules and the major locations of the film will be Rajastan, Hyderabad and Andhra Pradesh. He also added that they will announce the title very soon and the Pooja of the film will also held at the earliest.
According to the sources, P Sreekumar had planned this film almost 18 years ago and Mohanlal was his first choice as Karnan. Mohanlal had agreed to do that also. But it is said that Mammootty showed his interest to do the film after reading the script, and Mohanlal willingly and happily withdrew from the project saying that it will be better if Mammootty does the character. Due to several issues related to the production, and especially becuase of the big budget, the film was halted for all these years. As now more new producers are coming to the industry one among such producer has shown concsent to prooduce the movie.
Sreekumar also recollects that during the initial scripting, the film was having a length of around 5 hours. Later it was rewritten and trimmed and now it has almost 147 min (2.45 hours) of runtime. It will be truly megastar mammootty’s performance which will be the highlight of this film.