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As a producer, I want to leave a mark by doing a film like Kurukshetra: Munirathna- Cinema express

As a producer, I want to leave a mark by doing a film like Kurukshetra: Munirathna

Munirathna also announced his long-pending dream of roping in Upendra, Sudeep, and Puneeth Rajkumar for a film on Chanakya Chandragupta

Published: 06th August 2019

Coming up with an epic drama like Kurukshetra was Munirathna's dream, and the producer admits that the project was not made for just commercial purposes. "As a producer of Kannada films, if I ever want to leave a mark, I want to do only with a film like Kurukshetra. Releasing a 3D version only added more colours to my dream," said Munirathna, at a media interaction.

In a rare scenario, the producer also takes credit for the story. "The question of me taking the story credit for Kurukshetra will be answered only after the release on August 9. There is no point talking about it now," says Munirathna.

Munirathna believes nobody can change the tale of Mahabharatha, and nothing new can be discovered either. "I chose to portray Kurukshetra from Duryodhana's point of view in this 3 hour long epic drama," says the producer, who is glad that the film has mostly Kannada artistes playing the main characters including, Darshan as Duryodhana,  Ravichandran as Krishna, Arjun Sarja as Karna, Ambareesh as Bheeshma, and Nikhil Kumar as Abhimanyu, among others.

Kurukshetra, directed by Naganna, also features Sonu Sood as Arjuna, Danish Akhtar Saifi as Bheema, Sneha as Draupadi, Meghana Raj as Bhanumati, and Hariprriya as Maye.

Distributed by Rockline Venkatesh, Kurukshetra will first release in Kannada and Telugu followed by Tamil, Malayalam, and Hindi. With music by V Harikrishna, Kurukshetra's dialogues and lyrics are written by V Nagendra Prasad. While the editing duties are taken care of by Jo Ni Harsha, Jayanan Vincent is in charge of cinematography. 

Munirathna also revealed he has plans to produce yet another historical project — Chanakya Chandragupta. "This is another dream project, and I want Upendra to play Chanakya, Puneeth Rajkumar as Chandragupta and Sudeep in the role of Alexander. It is just a thought in my mind, and I will take it further once I am done with the release of Kurukshetra."

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