Post the release of their critically acclaimed film Beyond the Clouds, directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Majid Majidi, producer duo Shareen Mantri Kedia and Kishor Arora are now set to collaborate with another popular filmmaker Pa. Ranjith for an inspiring biopic on the life of revolutionary leader Birsa Munda, a real-life hero, who single-handedly raised an army of tribal’s and fought against the British for their rights to ownership of land.
Namah Pictures official handle confirmed the news on social media. They wrote, “On the occasion of Birsa Munda Jayanti, Namah Pictures proudly announces a film based on the life of the revolutionary leader to be directed by filmmaker @beemji. #BirsaMunda – a real-life hero who single-handedly raised an army of tribals and fought against the British”
The filmmakers have also acquired the rights of Padma Vibhushan and Sahitya Akademi Awardee Mahasweta Devi’s book Jangal Ke Davedar based on the life of Birsa Munda.
Having directed blockbusters like Madras, Kayla and Kabali, Pa. Ranjith will helm the project for Namah pictures- one of the fastest growing production houses that strives to deliver films and web content with entertaining narratives connecting audiences world over.
Director Pa Ranjith also confirmed the film on his Twitter Profile. He wrote, “Johar to all! Elated to be making my Bollywood directorial debut with @namahpictures @shareenmantri @kishor_arora for the film on revolutionary leader #BirsaMunda.The film will be based on #MahaswetaDevi’s “Arranger Adhikar”(Jungle Ke Davedar).Magizhchi!”