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‘Kurukshetra’ audio release by end of this month

SandalwoodDarshan’s 50th film, ‘Kurukshetra’ is based on the Mahabharata and has the actor playing the role of Duryodhana.Digital NativeDigital NativeKurukshetra is one of the costliest films to ever be made in the history of Kannada cinema. Starring Darshan in the lead role, the film happens to be special for him as it is his 50th movie. The film is a star-studded venture with some of the leading stars of the Kannada film industry roped in to feature in it. Kurukshetra, a magnum opus based on the epic Mahabharata, has Darshan playing Duryodhana and the story is told from his perspective. Written by Jk Bharavi, the film is based on the story Gadhayuddha by Ranna. In an interaction with Toi, director Naganna said, “We have finished dubbing as well as most of the computer graphics work. Composer V Harikrishna is giving finishing touches to the music, which should be released by the end of the month.” The film has an impressive star cast, as it includes Darshan as Duryodhana around whom the story revolves, Ambareesh as Bheeshma, V Ravichandran as Krishna, Arjun Sarja as Karna, Sneha as Draupadi, Meghna Raj as Bhanumati, Bharathi Vishnuvardhan as Kunti, Nikhil Gowda as Abhimanyu, Ravishankar as Shakuni, Sonu Sood as Arjuna, P Ravishankar as Dushasana and Shashikumar as Dharmaraya, along with a host of others. Kurukshetra is bankrolled by politician and producer Munirathna under his banner Kcn Movies. Vinayaka R Hegde, spokesperson for Munirathna, told Toi, “Munirathna has multiple commitments. He is busy with the upcoming election, but as soon as it is over, his aim will be to release Kurukshetra at the earliest.” The shooting for this film began last year and a major chunk of it was shot at Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad, where huge sets were erected for the purpose. According to reports, the makers of Kurukshetra are planning to release it in the 2D and 3D formats. Jay Vincent will be cranking the camera and Jo Ni Harsha will be editing it. Munirathna is reportedly spending a whopping Rs 210 crore on the project. With grand sets erected for the shooting, sources say that fans can expect a visual treat. (Content provided by Digital Native)

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