With much buzz surrounding SS Rajamouli’s upcoming film Mahesh Babu, it has been reported that the collaboration will revolve around a jungle adventure theme made on a huge budget. The film will be written by K.V Vijayendra Prasad.
A source told PinkVilla, “After directing back-to-back period drama’s, SS Rajamouli and his father, K.V. Vijayendra Prasad, are set to explore an altogether new world with the Mahesh Babu film. It’s a jungle-based adventure, essentially an African forest action adventure, with visuals that have not been seen in Indian cinema. While the story will be set in a world of forests, it will be packed with lot of action, thrills and drama. Even Mahesh is excited to foray into this high on VFX film.”
The source added, “Rajamouli and his father worked on this idea through the lockdown, and the director will now get into the space of writing the action adventure again on wrapping up the work on RRR. While no shooting timelines are in place as yet, the earliest it can go on the floors towards the end of 2022. A call on shooting schedule will be taken once the script is completely locked,” the source added. The yet untitled saga is expected to be on the lines of Hollywood action adventures like Indiana Jones and Jumanji Franchise. “It’s a subject that hasn’t been explored in Indian cinema much, which is the reason why the trio is planning to bring it to the spectacle for the Pan-Indian audience in multiple languages.The subject has tremendous potential at the box-office. The first step is to lock the script and then move onto virtually creating the world of jungles.”
The film is not expected to go on the floors until the end of 2022 due to the current climate.