Indian epics like the Ramayana and the Mahabharata are not new to cinegoers. Primarily, Telugu cinema was the one which pioneered the craft of making mythological movies in India. However, some exceptions do happen, including the recent Kannada movie Kurukshetram, which is being dubbed and released in other languages. In Telugu, it releases with the title Kurukshetram.
The movie boasts of a pan Indian star cast, including Bollywood actor Sonu Sood and more specially, the late actor Ambareesh in pivotal roles. Let us find out the principal starcast and their roles.
The grand old man of the Mahabharata, Bheeshma, who is the father figure for both Kauravas and Pandavas, plays the pivotal role in the epic. Late actor Ambareesh played this role, before he passed away due to a cardiac arrest.
2. V. Ravichandran
The evergreen star of Kannada cinema, also a director and producer, will play the role of Lord Krishna in the movie. For people who are used to seeing only late N.T. Rama Rao in the role, it will be interesting to watch Ravichandran in this role.
3. Arjun Sarja
The action king of South cinema, Arjun Sarja is playing the role of Karna, the friend and associate of the Kuru emperor Duryodhana. Arjun is known for his stunts and action scenes and it will be apt to see him battle it out in the Kuru war with the Pandavas.
4. Sonu Sood
The Bollywood actor, also well known in the South, Sonu Sood is playing an important role of Arjuna, the chief warrior in the Mahabharata. The actor was elated to play the role when the announcement was made. It will be interesting to see him in a new avatar.
Veteran actress Sneha will be seen in the most important woman role in the Mahabharata, Draupadi. The actress, known for her great screen presence and powerful performances, is all set to regale the audience with her histrionics one more time. She did a movie, Vinaya Vidheya Rama with Ram Charan, before working on this epic and it is amazing to notice the ease with which she glides through the genres, with such ease and vigor.
Kurukshetra is basically adopted from the classic Kannada work of poet Ranna, titled Gadayuddha. So, wait and watch out for these characters of the Mahabharata, which will be seen from the perspective of Duryodhana, this August 9th, 2019.