Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi clearly has a fascination with adapting from groundbreaking books and creating an equally brilliant cinema. He has led incredibly revised projects like Pinjar, Mohalla Assi and also directed the iconic television show Chanakya. The filmmaker is busy with his neighbor, Prithviraj, with Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chhillar and on World Book Day he reveals how an epic Prithviraj Raso is the inspiration behind this long-awaited history.
“Prithviraj is also based primarily on medieval literature, an epic called “Prithviraj Raso” by the great poet Chand Bardai. Besides a few versions of Raso, there are many other literary works about Prithviraj, his life and times. In addition to these, there are comments about Raso, ”reveals Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi.
Dwivedi says that for Prithviraj he must have delved into extensive research on the warrior king. He says, “I engage in exhaustive research as I enjoy the process of entering the unknown and unexplored world of the great heroes of India and their time. It’s like having a dialogue with these great people in their day. I’m sure most writers must have experienced this strange phenomenon.
He adds: “Outside of history, I like to research art, archeology, costumes, material culture and available historical data. In other words, I like to do archaeological exploration and excavation in the pages of a literary work or historical fiction to recreate the times and the personalities of its time. It gives me immense pleasure and immense satisfaction as an artist who enjoys painting the canvas of cinema with lights and a camera.
The filmmaker believes that the stories of great warriors like Prithviraj is extremely relevant in the present day when good is constantly locked in a battle with evil. He said, “I don’t make characters like Prithviraj to make them relevant to young viewers. I choose them as the subject of cinema because they are relevant to our time and all times to come. These are shining stars in the galaxy of great historical figures that will inspire many generations to come.
Yash Raj Films makes its biggest history by Prithviraj which is based on the life and heroism of the fearless and mighty King Prithviraj Chauhan. Superstar Akshay Kumar tries out the role of the legendary warrior who fought valiantly against the ruthless Muhammad of Ghor. The gorgeous and ethereal Manushi stars as his beloved Sanyogita and its launch is certainly one of the most anticipated debuts of 2021.
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