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Film to be made on Birsa Munda's life

15 Nov 2018, 22:55 GMT+10

New Delhi [India], Nov 14 (ANI): Remembering Birsa Munda on his 143rd birth anniversary, an inspiring biopic is being made on the life of the revolutionary leader. Birsa is considered to be a real-life hero, who single-handedly raised an army of tribals and fought against the British for land ownership rights for locals.

Renowned filmmaker Pa. Ranjith will direct the hero's story, while producer duo Shareen Mantri Kedia and Kishor Arora will also be a part of the film.

"When I first read about Birsa seven years back, in Mahaswetha Devi's Aaranyer Adhikar (Jangal Ke Davedar in Hindi), I knew that one day I will narrate this story," said the director.

"When Namah Picture's Shareen and Kishore and I met to discuss Birsa early this year, we realized that we shared the same passion to narrate this inspiring story that will make a brilliant feature film, which will appeal to the Indian audience as well as the International audience," he further added.

Earlier, Pa Ranjith has helmed blockbusters like Madras, along with Rajinikanth starrers Kabali and Kaala.

Interestingly, the film's makers have also acquired the rights of Padma Vibhushan and Sahitya Akademi Awardee Mahasweta Devi's book 'Jangal Ke Davedar' based on the life of Birsa Munda. (ANI)

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