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‘Neerja’ director Ram Madhvani on to Bodhi Dharma

Sonam Kapoor in Ram’s ‘Neerja’, which launched earlier this yr

Ram Madhvani returned to cinema after 14 years with the gritty, emotional curler coaster Neerja and in a latest interview with hitlist, the director had revealed plans of constructing a mythological movie. Now, we’ve learnt that he’s arising with a ten-episode historic motion sequence titled Bodhi Dharma for Amazon Prime. He’s collaborating with lyricist Prasoon Joshi for the undertaking that can hint the story of a warrior prince in sixth century who grew to become the founding father of martial arts and the Shaolin Temple in China.

Elaborating on the premise, Prasoon says, “The germ of the thought got here to Ram, who’d stumbled upon the knowledge and was satisfied it will make for an attractive plot. We began writing and with brainstorming, launched extra characters. Throughout analysis, we discovered quite a lot of attention-grabbing materials and so, required a bigger format to accommodate all of it.”

Ram Madhvani and Prasoon Joshi
Ram Madhvani and Prasoon Joshi

Ram provides his focus shall be on educating folks about Bodhi Dharma. “We will likely be releasing hour-lengthy episodes of the present, and all of them collectively, in order that one can binge watch. Now that is the blue print of what we’ve got. If through the course of creating, we realise that there is extra so as to add, we can be creatively sincere sufficient to know that there’s scope to do extra,” says Ram.

Although the casting is but to be finalised, the director intends to begin pre-manufacturing instantly. The try shall be to create a visible spectacle with out compromising on storytelling. “It is a dramatic, intestine wrenching, journey fiction story. And in between all this, there is a cosy love story. This is not my first tryst with motion. Years in the past,
I did India’s first advert (for a cola model) that had bungee leaping in it,” Ram explains.

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