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Ashwin Gangaraju To Direct Period Drama ‘1770’ Based On Bengali Novel Anandamath

by Team Expresso
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Bengali novelist Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay’s famous novel Anandamath is all set to get filming soon. Magnum opus ‘1770’ will be directed by SS Rajamouli protégé Ashwin Gangaraju. This Pan-Indian film is being designed by author turned filmmaker Ram Kamal Mukherjee.
To the marking 150 years of Vande Mataram, the first motion poster of this film has been released. This enthralling and captivating poster is all too fascinating.

The multi-lingual film, helmed by Ashwin Gangaraju who assisted SS Rajamouli in Baahubali. After released the motion poster it has already created quite a lot of buzz. Gangaraju made his debut as a director with ‘Aakashvani’ in 2021.

“This subject was a huge challenge for me, but with legendary V Vijayendra Prasad sir writing the adapted story and screenplay, I think what we have on paper is a blockbuster cinematic experience,” affirms director Ashwin Gangaraju. 

“As a filmmaker, I’m more drawn towards the stories which have periodic setups, bigger emotions, scope for larger than life action etc and this is something that sits in perfectly for me. Initially I was a little sceptical but I spoke to Ram Kamal Mukherjee and after listening to his vision I gained confidence,” he added. 

To marks 150 years of Vande Mataram, the song that come into the light in Bankim Chandra’s novel Anandamath. Renowned storyteller V Vijayendra Prasad penned the screenplay, He says, “I feel that Vande Mataram was a magical word. It was a mantra that was given by Maharishi Bankim Chandra for a nation to unite against tyranny and injustice. In 1770, we dealt with the story of unknown warriors who ignited the fire of the freedom movement.” 

Author turned filmmaker Ram Kamal Mukherjee shares, “I am grateful to my producers for having faith in my vision. I instantly liked the vibe of Ashwin as a filmmaker. He came prepared, with his own ideas that enhanced the narrative visually. I loved his film Aakashvani and appreciated his skill as a storyteller. But the most important aspect of 1770 lies in the magical words written by Vijayendra Prasad sir, who is known for his unique ideas. His way of storytelling connects with the audiences, beyond linguistic boundaries. I am truly blessed to have a passionate team like this.”

The film will be made in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannad and Bengali. The team will announce the cast of the film in this Diwali.

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