Kurukshetra (2019 film)

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Directed byNaganna
Produced byMuniratna Naidu
Written byJ. K. Bharavi
Based onGadhayuddha
by Ranna
V. Ravichandran
Arjun Sarja
Bharathi Vishnuvardhan
Meghana Raj
P. Ravi Shankar
Shashi Kumar
Nikhil Gowda
Aditi Arya
Sonu Sood
Chandan Kumar
Music byV. Harikrishna
CinematographyJayanan Vincent
Edited byJo Ni Harsha
KCN Movies
Running time
3hrs 55 min


Kurukshetra is an upcoming Indian Kannada-language epic historical war film, written by J. K. Bharavi and directed by Naganna. It is based on the poem Gadhayuddha by Ranna, which itself is based on the Indian epic Mahabharata.[2] The story is centred on Duryodhana, a Kaurava king.[3] Produced by Muniratna Naidu.[4]

The film features an ensemble cast including Darshan, Ambarish, V. Ravichandran, Arjun Sarja, Nikhil Gowda, Sneha, Meghana Raj, Sonu Sood, Srinivasa Murthy, Danish Akhtar Saifi, Ravishankar and Hariprriya portraying characters from Mahabharata.[5] The score and soundtrack for the film were composed by V. Harikrishna whilst the cinematography is by Jayanan Vincent.[6]


The story is a reinterpretation of the Mahabharata from the view of Duryodhana.



Filming began on 6 August 2017 with the official launch being held on the same day.[7] A major portion of the filming was done at Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad.[8] The film is planned for release in july or August 2019 and in both 2D and 3D formats.[citation needed] This is the final movie by the late actor Ambarish.

The film was shot in both 3D and 2D. The 3D stereographer is K. P. Nambiathiri and the 3D stereoscopic and 3D visual effects director is Jeemon Pullely. The complete 3D production was by Folea Studio. The 3D camera team was Sreekumar and Sambath and the 3D stereoscopic supervision team was Vinex kv, Shimal and Nivin.[citation needed]

Kurukshetra will be releasing in 4 Languages - Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam[9]. On 21st April 2019, Vrushabhadri productions released 4 posters in each of these languages.


The musical director V. Harikrishna is scheduled to compose the film's score.



  1. ^ "Huston, John, (5 Aug. 1906–28 Aug. 1987), film director and writer", Who Was Who, Oxford University Press, 1 December 2007, retrieved 19 May 2019
  2. ^ "Kurukshetra High Budget Movie in the Making". DesiMartini. 23 May 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
    - "Director Naganna Kurukshetra, start with a song". Indiaglitz. 1 August 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Darshan set to star as Duryodhana in 50th film". Bangalore Mirror. 4 April 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Budget without limits for Kurukshetra". The New Indian Express. 18 April 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Kurukshetra could be Kannada cinema biggest multi-starrer". The Financial Express. 30 July 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Harikrishna readying music for Kurukshetra". The New Indian Express. 27 June 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Kurukshetra News: Movie To Launch Today; CM Siddaramaiah To Clap Start The Movie!". Filmibeat. 6 August 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  8. ^ "An epic realised on screen". The Hindu. 3 August 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Muniratna Kurukshetra to Release in 4 Languages in 2D & 3D Pretty Soon".

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