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Junglee Pictures Makes way Into the Streaming With An Adaptation Of ‘The Mahabharata Murderers’

Junglee Pictures is warming up to mark its digital debut in a new way by entering the digital space with an adaptation of Arnab Ray’s successful dark-thriller novel ‘The Mahabharata Murderers’. It is to be helmed by bollywood famed Srijit Mukherji.

Junglee Pictures, The Mahabharata Murderers
The Mahabharata Murders may lend itself to an episodic structure with the book itself divided in to six chapters named after each of the Pandavas and Draupadi. The makers of the show are looking at 2 episodes per chapter, wrapping it nearly about within 12-13 episodes says mumbai mirror.indiatimes.com. The series follows a detective and his colleague hunting for a serial killer who believes he is a reincarnation of Duryodhana and wants to avenge the Kauravas by killing the modern Pandavas. This will be yet another foray of the production banner into big budget adaptations of literary works for the screen, following the success of Bareilly Ki Barfi, based on the French novel Ingredients of Love, and the soon-to-release Meghna Gulzar’s Alia Bhatt-starrer Raazi which is an adaptation of Harinder Sikka’s Calling Sehmat.

Junglee Pictures, The Mahabharata Murderers
Srijit shared, “Arnab and I used to communicate over social media. He was a popular blogger and I followed his posts. Some time ago, he gave me a manuscript asking if I’d like to adapt it as a film. After reading it, I told him that I was looking for something edgier and a lot more violent. So, when he wrote The Mahabharata Murders, he sent it to me before it was published. I loved the book and was excited to adapt it for the screen”. Srijit Mukherji adds: “Due to its episodic structure and graphic violence, the book is a great web series”. As firstpost reported.

The series will run in the second half of the year and will be filmed mainly in Calcutta and its surroundings, with a flashback sequence in Mumbai.


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