May 20, 2019
Acclaimed writer MT Vasudevan Nair, irked by the delay in the starting the project Randamoozham, decided to opt out and also seek recourse in the court of law. Director Shri Kumar Menon was roped in to direct Randamoozham, an adaptation of MT Vasudevan’s novel and they were working in it. Dubai-based businessman, BR Shetty agreed to bankroll the film on a humongous budget of Rs. 1000 crore, making it the most expensive film ever in the history of Indian cinema. But all this fizzled out with the writer walking out of the project and the legal proceeding initiated by him.
Despite all this, director Shri Kumar Menon believes the setback to be temporary. The director has reportedly told in an interview that all the hurdles for Randamoozham will be removed soon and everyone associated with the project will be back into it. He was quoted saying, “Everything happened because of misunderstanding and we are trying to reconcile the problems.”
It may be noted here that MT Vasudevan Nair had filed a petition at the Kozhikode Munisiff Court demanding back the script of Randamoozham. The writer and director VA Shri Kumar Menon entered into a contract to make a film based on the latter’s popular book Randamoozham. Discussions regarding this project began four years with a contract being entered upon to complete the film in three years. However, the film did not take off within that time period following which MT Vasudevan Nair took the matter to the court of law demanding his script back from the filmmakers.
The film was announced in the year 2017. According to reports around that time, Mohanlal was roped in play Bhim of the Pandavas. Apparently, the story will be told from Bhim’s point of view in this flick. According to reports, plans were on to shoot the film primarily in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu and dub it in various other languages so that it reaches a larger group of audiences.
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