5 Epical Tamil warrior movies bigger than Baahubali that are on ‘Pause’ mode

5 Epical Tamil warrior movies bigger than Baahubali that are on ‘Pause’ mode

Features 26-Apr-2017 4:55 PM IST RM Comments

SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali franchise has made the global spotlights turned upon the Indian sub-continent, where it still keeps the fever getting bigger and bigger. The film’s second instalment ‘Baahubali – The Conclusion’ is hitting screens in couple of days time. Of course, the film has got its realms across different Indian languages and would be soon seeing the International versions too. But at this juncture, let us have a look at certain epical historic movies from Tamil film industry, which was supposed to spearhead ahead of Baahubali in time. But these movies were stalled at different stages of production and few on time of inception itself.

Top 10 Cinema brings you an exclusive look into such mammoth movies, which if revived or released would surely bring tons of global appreciations.

Marudhanayagam


Well, this film had just made the entire world in awestruck moment, especially with Queen Elizabeth II visiting the sets for movie launch. Moreover, Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan had completed major portions of the film, which still keeps the entire town spellbound. In fact, Ilayaraja unveiled a single track last year during his concert, which intensified the expectation.
Hearsay synopsis - Marudhanayagam happens to be a warrior from ancient Madurai backdrops, who turned to be a spy for British empire... He reportedly married three times from each religion. It is said that his body was cut into three halves, buried at three different places in Tamil Nadu.


Ponniyin Selvan


Filmmaker Maniratnam actually kick-started the project roping in one of the most happening writers of Tamil literature. The film’s audition too was held at Madras Talkies and he was on the complete confidence to proceed. According to the reports, AR Rahman and few other friends advised him not to go with such highly speculative movie that would demand for much more aspects in technical and narrative quotients. The film was to feature Vijay, Chiyaan Vikram and Mahesh Babu in lead roles.
Hearsay Synopsis - The film was to be inspired from the world famous Tamil literature book about Chola dynasty.


Ajith Kumar-Vishnuvardhan film


Before few months, it was learnt from the close sources that writer Jayamohan has penned a period film for Vishnuvardhan that would feature Ajith Kumar as an emperor. Although, Vishnuvardhan is vigorously working towards the script works, it is still to be confirmed whether the project would get materialized instantly as Ajith Kumar’s next project or in later future. It is also confirmed through the close sources that the same team of ‘Arrambam’ will be retained here.
Hearsay Synopsis - The film travels through the life and domain of a Chola Dynasty emperor of 12th century.


Marmayogi


This was yet another period film that Kamal Haasan had plans to make it at a whopping budget. It was reported to be a movie made at the cost of 125Crore involving multi-lingual actors from Indian country and International cinema too. Trisha was initially signed for the female lead role. The rehearsals were relentlessly held at the premises of Kamal Haasan office in Chennai nearly for couple of months. Major portions were to be shot inside forest regions and Ilayaraja was signed to compose music.
Hearsay Synopsis - The film revolves about a warrior, who is a sorcerer as well very much proficient in performing martial arts.


Karikalan


It was one of the highly expected movies of the decade, where it was supposed to be produced at a whopping budget. The film’s shoot had actually commenced in the backdrops of ECR, where set works were erected. The film is about Karikala Chozhan set upon the time of 320 B.C. starring Bollywood actress Zarine Khan in female lead role. The film was directed by Kannan, a former associate of Shankar and major portions were shot using visual effects.
Hearsay Synopsis - The film is about Karikalan Chozhan who had to turn a warrior against the entire army to save mankind.

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