Karnan, the upcoming Prithviraj starring epic drama is said to be one of the costliest projects ever made in the history of Mollywood. The movie directed by RS Vimal will go on floors in August.
Director Vimal confirmed the news in a recent interview given to a popular Malayalam online news portal. The team has already begun pre-production works of the movie in Ramoji Rao Film City, Hyderabad.
The pre-production team, which consists of about 200 technicians have been working from about the past sixth months on the project. Interestingly, the team has already made a digital storyboard for the movie.
Reportedly, the team is planning to recreate the ancient kingdoms of Hasthinapuri and Indraprastha, with the help of animation artists. The major portions of the movie will be filmed at Ramoji Rao Film City and Varanasi.
Karnan will feature an ensemble star cast, including the actors from Bollywood, Tamil and Telugu industries. The movie will be released as a multi-lingual, in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, and English.
Baahubali cinematographer KK Senthil Kumar has been roped in as the director of photography. Gopi Sundar composes the songs and background score. Karnan is produced by Venu Kunnapally for Kavya Films.