Celebrated Bollywood filmmaker, producer, television personality – Karan Johar is no longer just a cupid of romance, coming of age sagas and relationship stories, The filmmaker and his banner Dharma Productions are the King of Bollywood epics and how…
BAAHUBALI was the beginning – S S Rajamouli’s spectacular epic fantasy BAAHUBALI series not just wrote history, they established a new benchmark in modern Indian cinema; Dharma is elated to be part of the history by distributing BAAHUBALI: THE BEGINNING in 2015 that laid the foundation for the swashbuckling history BAAHUBALI 2: THE CONCLUSION in 2017. The series starred Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Tamannaah, Sathyaraj, Ramya Krishnan and Nassar.
While KALANK is all set to hit the screens on April 17 2019, the Abhishek Varman directorial and produced by Karan Johar, Sajid Nadiadwala and Fox Star Studios has a stellar cast that includes Madhuri Dixit, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sanjay Dutt. The period drama is said to be set in 1945 during the pre-independence British era and is already gaining maximum eyeballs everywhere. Touted to be the next blockbuster for Dharma, KALANK is a story of love, lost, sacrifice, faith, betrayal and more…
With the incredible showcase of extraordinary bravery and valour – KESARI nearing 150 cores mark, the Akshay Kumar starrer helmed by Anurag Singh jointly produced by Karan Johar, Aruna Bhatia, Hiroo Yash Johar, Apoorva Mehta and Sunir Khetarpal under the banners of Dharma Productions, Cape of Good Films, Azure Entertainment and Zee Studios showed the historic Battle of Saragarhi, a battle between 21 soldiers of the 36th Sikhs of the British Indian Army and around 10,000 Afghani invaders in 1897.
The announcement of TAKHT sees the prolific Karan Johar entering in the zone of MUGHAL-E-AZAM, JODHA AKBAR & PADMAAVAT and back to the thing which he loves the most – making films after 2016’s casting coup AE DIL HAI MUSHKIL that brought Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan (in a cameo) together. Karan calls TAKHT “An incredible story embedded in history… An epic battle for the majestic Mughal throne… A story of a family, of ambition, of greed, of betrayal, of love & of succession… TAKHT is about WAR for LOVE….”.
Distributing the historic game changer BAAHUBALI, followed by an incredible tale of bravery an extraordinary period war drama KESARI, to be followed by KALAK – a story of love, lost, sacrifice, faith, betrayal and much more. And there’s more to come next year – An epic love story based in Mughal era – TAKHT.
In no way we have forgotten the most anticipated Bollywood superhero BRAHMASTRA that stars Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. Said to be a series in three parts, with the first part coming on December 20, 2019. We have a strong feeling that the movie will have its mythological routes as it appears from the title which has great significance in Indian mythology – mythology takes us back to our routes and it’s obvious that BRAHMASTRA is likely to be a time travel.
This is an amazing feeling indeed, Karan Johar and his Dharma Productions is moving ahead by going back! To the bygone era, mythology, history.
Karan Johar is at present the King of Bollywood epics.