Together with Prithviraj, Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi is trying his ambitious venture. “Prithviraj relies largely on medieval literature, an epic branded Prithviraj Raso composed by the poet, Chand Bardai. Besides a few variations of Raso, there are several other literary works in Prithviraj’s lifetime and a few commentaries on Raso,” says the filmmaker, who’s taken on the duty of introducing the viewer into warrior king Prithviraj Chauhan.
Recreating the 12th-century planet was no mean accomplishment as the spanning piece went on flooring in Jaipur in November 2019, and was then shot in Mumbai. To add to this, the historic drama has been one of the numerous movies affected by the lockdown this past year. However, Dwivedi wasn’t bogged down by those obstacles; rather, he had been only too pleased to give shape to his dream job, aided by weeks of study. “I got involved with the exhaustive study as I like the practice of entering the unknown and unknown world of the wonderful personalities of India. It’s similar to using a dialogue with those characters in their times. I am certain that most authors have experienced this odd phenomenon. [With this job also ]I studied the art, archaeology, costumes, material culture and accessible historic data [so I could correctly ] recreate the age and its characters.”
The movie, which will be eyeing a Diwali 2021 launch, marks the Bollywood introduction of former Miss World Manushi Chhillar, who plays the part of Chauhan’s spouse Sanyogita.