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Life OK carries Sci-Fi trend with Nagarjuna

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MUMBAI: At present, Indian television is going through a phase of super natural, mythical and larger than life shows. After the steaming success of many such shows, Beyond Dreams is set to air the all new Mahabharata inspired show Nagarjuna - ek Yodha on Life OK from 30 May at 900 PM.

The show replaces Piya Rangrez. The makers have high expectation from Nagarjuna - ek Yodha. Will this show work for the channel, fulfil these expectations – only time will reveal.

Nagarjuna - ek Yodha has been inspired from incidents from the Mahabharata. Explaining the connection, the makers say that there is an incident in the Mahabharata in which a fight between the Pandavas and snakes had happened. The show is a sci-fi fantasy take on this incident. Nagarjuna, played by Anshuman Malhotra, is a reluctant superhero in the show. He is half snake and half man, and the force between human land Amboli and Nag Lok. He is the man who stands between the both the worlds.

The makers claim that this show has taken production and sets to next level. There is extensive VFX work done by Vertex in the show. Visualizers from Marvel have been involved in the show. The maker of Nagarjuna - ek Yodha, Yash Patnaik says that it took him almost two years to put it together.  Bollywood movie Krrish 3 screen writer Robin Bhatt and Akash Khurana have written Nagarjuna - ek Yodha.

The makers have created two entire cities at Film City in Mumbai. The sets have been created by Nitin Desai and Anup Adhikari. Sources close to the makers claim that sets are detailed and have cost dear. These sources claim that the first episode alone has cost Rs two crore.

Woosh Detergent powder is the co-powered by sponsor for the show. Industry source say that a 10 second time slot for a 9PM show on Life OK, could be in the bracket of Rs 30,000 to Rs 45,000.   

The cast for Nagarjuna - ek Yodha  include Pooja Banerji, Niketan Dheer, Nawab Shah, Shruti Ulfat, Sunil Sinha and Kirti Nagpure to name a few.

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