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. The story is centred on Duryodhana, a Kaurava king. Produced by Muniratna Naidu, Kurukshetra is the most-expensive film ever made in Kannada cinema.
|Produced by||Muniratna Naidu|
|Written by||J. K. Bharavi|
P. Ravi Shankar
|Music by||V. Harikrishna|
|Edited by||Jo Ni Harsha|
|Language||Kannada, Telugu, Hindi , Tamil,Malayalam|
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. The score and soundtrack for the film is composed by V. Harikrishna whilst the cinematography is made by Jayanan Vincent.
The filming began on 6 August 2017 with the official launch being held on the same day. Major portion of the filming is being held at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad. The film is planned for release on June or July 2018 and is reportedly in both 2D and 3D formats.The film is planned to dubbed in Hindi,Telugu,Tamil etc.It is said that the satellite rights for Hindi version is sold for 9 crore INR becoming the highest kannada movie satellite rights in hindi language.
- V. Ravichandran as Krishna
- Darshan as Duryodhana
- Ambareesh as Bheeshma
- Arjun Sarja as Karna
- Sneha as Draupadi
- Meghna Raj as Bhanumati
- Bharathi Vishnuvardhan as Kunti
- Nikhil Gowda as Abhimanyu
- Ravishankar as Dushasana
- Sonu Sood as Arjuna
- Ravi Chethan as Dushasana
- Shashikumar as Dharmaraya
- Danish Akthar Saifi as Bhima
- Remya Nambeesan
- Aditi Arya as Uttara
- Pragya Jaiswal as Rukmini
- Pavitra Lokesh
- Srinivasa Murthy as Dronacharya
- Srinath as Dhritarashtra
- Ananthnag as Gandarva Raja
- Yashas as Nakula
- Chandan as Sahadeva
- Hariprriya as Dancer (Maaye)
- Saikumar Pudipeddi as Shakuni
Music director V.Harikrishna is slated to compose the film's score.
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