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Kurukshetra (2018 film)

Kurukshetra is an upcoming Indian Kannada-language epic historical war film, written by J. K. Bharavi and directed by Naganna. It is based on the poem Gadhayuddha by Ranna, which itself is based on the Indian epic Mahabharata.[1][2] The story is centred on Duryodhana, a Kaurava king.[3] Produced by Muniratna Naidu, Kurukshetra is the most-expensive film ever made in Kannada cinema.[4] Movie shot in both 3d and 2d . 3d stereographer is K. P. Nambiathiri and 3D stereoscopic and 3d Vfx director is Jeemon Pullely. The complete 3d production handled by Folea studio pvt ltd. 3d camera team : Sreekumar and Sambath. 3d stereoscopic supervision team : Vinex kv, Shimal and Nivin.

Directed by Naganna
Produced by Muniratna Naidu
Written by J. K. Bharavi
Based on Gadhayuddha
by Ranna
Starring Darshan
V. Ravichandran
Arjun Sarja
Bharathi Vishnuvardhan
Meghana Raj
P. Ravi Shankar
Sonu Sood
Nikhil Gowda
Aditi Arya
Shashi Kumar
Music by V. Harikrishna
Cinematography Jayanan Vincent
Edited by Jo Ni Harsha
KCN Movies
Release date
December 2018
Country India
Language Kannada

The film features an ensemble cast including Darshan, Ambarish, V. Ravichandran, Arjun Sarja, Nikhil Kumar, Sneha, Meghana Raj, Saikumar Pudipeddi, Sonu Sood, Srinivasa Murthy, Danish Akhtar Saifi, Ravishankar, Hariprriya among others portraying characters from Mahabharata.[5] The score and soundtrack for the film is composed by V. Harikrishna whilst the cinematography is made by Jayanan Vincent.[6]

The filming began on 6 August 2017 with the official launch being held on the same day.[7] Major portion of the filming is being held at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad.[8] The film is planned for release on June or July 2018 and is reportedly in both 2D and 3D formats



The story is the reinterpretation of the Mahabharata from the view of Duryodhana.



Music director V.Harikrishna is slated to compose the film's score.



  1. ^ "Kurukshetra High Budget Movie in the Making". DesiMartini. 23 May 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Director Naganna Kurukshetra, start with a song". Indiaglitz. 1 August 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Darshan set to star as Duryodhana in 50th film". Bangalore Mirror. 4 April 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Budget without limits for Kurukshetra". The New Indian Express. 18 April 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Kurukshetra could be Kannada cinema biggest multi-starrer". The Financial Express. 30 July 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Harikrishna readying music for Kurukshetra". The New Indian Express. 27 June 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Kurukshetra News: Movie To Launch Today; CM Siddaramaiah To Clap Start The Movie!". Filmibeat. 6 August 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  8. ^ "An epic realised on screen". The Hindu. 3 August 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017.

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