Mohanlal's much-anticipated Kurukshetra will be released on the first of October, according latest reports. The film, produced by Major Ravi, is based on the low intensity Kargil war between India and Pakistan.
The film will have its release in 70 centres all across Kerala. As Kurukshetra is based on the Kargil war it needed clearance from the Defence Ministry which was obtained last week. The film is undoubtedly one of the most eagerly-awaited films and apart from Mohanlal, it features a large number of well-known artists as supporting cast. Shot completely in the locations of Kargil, Leh and nearby regions, the film is expected to portray a realistic picture of the war and is hoped to bring in good collections.
Major Ravi is a former Indian Army officer and recipient of the President"s medal. After spending nearly two decades in the army, he became a consultant for war-based movies and has worked with the likes of Priyadarshan, Rajkumar Santoshi and Mani Ratnam. After making a few children"s films, he ventured into feature films with Keerthichakra (featuring Mohanlal), a multilingual movie about Kashmir militancy. After Kurukshetra, Major Ravi is said to be contemplating a movie based on the Kandahar plane hijack which will feature Mohanlal and Kamal Hassan together for the first time.