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Kunal Kohli's Ramyug trailer seems over dramatized

The trailer of Kunal Kohli's Ramyug released on April 29, days after the teaser and Hanuman Chalisa song was unveiled.

By Shaheen | OTTPlay
Apr 28, 2021
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The first trailer from filmmaker Kunal Kohli’s debut web series, Ramyug, has been unveiled. The MX Original web show is based on the story of Ramayan.

While the teaser of the show managed to impress us, the trailer has been found wanting. Thanks to the sound effects, dramatic cinematography and pauses, Ramyug seems more like an Ekta Kapoor soap opera rather than a retelling of the epic.

So, little wonder than Kapoor, who after watching the trailer already, shared her delight on her social media page’. "This looks brilliant @iakshaydogra ! These critical times need faith love hope n belief! Let’s all do our bit!!! JAI SHREE RAM ! Only on @mxplayer," the filmmaker shared on Instagram.

Watch the trailer:

Talking about the project, Kohli says, “The story of Rama has been retold by some of India's greatest writers both in Sanskrit and regional languages. I am honoured to have been able to breathe life into this narrative for younger audiences on an unparalleled scale with the help of in-depth writing, VFX, visually appealing direction, editing and post-production efforts.”

The filmmaker also hoped that the series could give strength especially when “the country is going through an extremely difficult time”. “We hope that the re-telling of this epic tale will motivate and give strength to families that can sit together and watch this story,” he adds.

Initially, when Kohli had expressed interest in the title Ramyug, he planned to make a feature film. It is still not clear whether he wishes to make a film on Ramayan too.

Ramyug has recently been in the news for its reprised version of the Hanuman Chalisa. Amitabh Bachchan, who has crooned the track in the show, unveiled it on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti.

The show features Diganth Manchale, Akkshay Dogra, Aishwarya Ojha, Kabir Duhan Singh, Vivan Bhatena, Navdeep Pallapolu, Anish John Kokken, Shishir Mohan Sharma, Jatin Sial, Shweta Gulati, Suparna Marwah, Mamta Verma, Tisca Chopra, Dalip Tahil, Anup Soni, Vikram Singh Chauhan, Hemant Kumar Pandey, Arun Singh, Ravi Jhankal, Shaan Grover, Amit Madan Gaur, Teena Singh and Danish Akhtar in pivotal roles. It is slated to release on May 6, 2021.

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