Debutant director Mallidi Vasishta’s film Bimbisara, starring Nandamuri Kalyan Ramis a fantasy action drama. It is one of the Telugu film industry’s most successful productions in 2022. On August 5, 2022, the movie premiered in theaters. The film was bankrolled by N.T.R. Arts and it won over viewers, resulting in a strong box office performance. This also becomes Mallidi Vasisht’s first huge achievement in Tollywood. Based on recent news reports, the film also set a record for Kalyan Ram’s career’s greatest box office success.
M.M. Keeravani composed the music for the $40 million budget film that mostly shot its scenes at Ramakrishna Studios in Hyderabad. According to a news source, the movie makers revealed that the second installment of the periodic drama is expected to hit theaters in August 2023. The mystical action drama is all set for a global release on ZEE5 on October 21, starring Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, Samyuktha Menon, and Catherine Tresa in pivotal roles.
The film also features Prakash Raj, Srinivasa Reddy, Vennela Kishore, Brahmaji among others. Bimbisara will be available to stream in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam on ZEE5 Global.
The movie’s trailer was released, and it adheres to the plot’s central contrast between two different eras. Actor Kalyan Ram portrays the role of the ruthless king of the Trigartala empire. He time travels in the modern era via a mirror and is also seen in a smart suit bashing a man in front of a crowd. The landscape, cinematography, and wardrobe game in the film are quite impressive. Toward the end of the trailer, the scenes get very intense and exciting as well. The background score wonderfully complements the story’s overall mood.
The movie transports you back in time to the 5th century BCE. It highlights the life of the king of the Trigartala Empire. Since he was cruel and power-hungry by nature he used extreme measures to suppress dissent in his realm. An unexpected time travel into the modern era forces him to reconsider his decisions and mindset. He goes through significant transformations and becomes a compassionate and selfless man.
Here’s the complete cast of the historical action drama.
- Nandamuri Kalyan Ram as King Bimbisara and Devadutta
- Samyuktha Menon as Vyjayanthi
- Catherine Tresa as Princess Ira
- Prakash Raj as Vishwanandan Varma
- Vivan Bhatena as Subramanya Shastri
- Rajeev Kanakala as Vishwanandan Varma’s second son
- Sai Kiran as Vishwanandan Varma’s elder son
- Tanikella Bharani as the priest
- Viva Harsha as Devadutta’s companion
- Bharath Reddy as Subramanya Shastri’s father
- Vennela Kishore as Prasadam
- Srinivasa Reddy as Zubeda
- Brahmaji as Brahmakamalam
- Ayyappa P. Sharma as Kethu
- Chammak Chandra
- Warina Hussain in the item number “Gulebakavali”
ZEE5 Global acquired the rights to stream Bimbisara and will be premiering the film on October 21, 2022. As the movie premieres on the platform, only subscribed members will have access to the premium content. You can sign up with ZEE5 to access the streaming services. Till then, you can watch the trailer which will give you a glimpse into the world of time travel, mystical elements, and the ancient kingdom that awaits you in the movie.