Madhu Mantena to make Ramayana and Mahabharata, to create a ‘Mytho-Verse’
Producer Madhu Mantena has announced that he will be making two films on Indian epics Ramayana and Mahabharata, which would be directed by Nitesh Tiwari and Ravi Udyawar. He shared the news to the online portal Pinkvilla.
Sharing the reason for taking on such an ambitious project, Mantena told the publication, “I have a new purpose and this started about four years back. My purpose is to do what Uncle Pai did with Amar Chitra Katha. We understood the Indian Culture from Amar Chitra Katha and I am very inspired by that. My idea is to bring back the Indian Mythology for the younger audience, who are not as well versed with history and mythology.”
In fact, Mantena also said that he will be creating a ‘Mytho-Verse’ under which he will make films that would start in Treata Yuga and continue in the Kali Yuga. “The beauty of mythology is that the stories are relevant even in today’s society. So, I am creating a world called Mytho-Verse. The story starts in Treta Yuga and then moves to Dwapara Yuga and finally, Kali Yuga. We are trying to create a universe transcending not just the past, but also going into the future. The universe is all about retelling the stories in their glory and telling newer stories with these characters in Kali Yuga,” he added.
Mantena’s aim is to transcend boundaries when it comes to making films under his Mytho-verse. “We are making it for the global audience. We want to tell these stories to audiences all across because the basic emotions are the same for everyone,” he said.
The producer said that the cast for the first film Ramayana will be announced during Diwali this year.