Despite being announced a few years back, Chiyaan Vikram’s historical epic film, Mahavir Karna did not progress as planned due to production related issues. The makers have shot minimal portions of the film and we saw a glimpse of it, earlier this year, when a promo was released on Vikram’s birthday. Mahavir Karna, which is planned as a pan Indian film on a huge budget, is directed by RS Vimal, who made an impressive debut with the critically acclaimed Malayalam film, Ennu Ninte Moideen. Having said that, RS Vimal has now announced his next film and this one will also be a historical epic film made on a grand scale.

Vimal took to his Facebook page to share this news with his followers and wellwishers. This new historical film is titled Dharma Rajya and it will be made in Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. We are yet to know about the lead hero of this project, but director Vimal has stated that a Superstar actor has given his nod to be a part of this film. This historical film will be a dedication to Lord Padmanabhaswamy and will explore the history of Travancore. Dharma Rajya will mostly be shot in VR (Virtual Reality) technology in a massive studio setup in London.

Talking about the film, director RS Vimal told Times Of India, “It is a fictional tale, inspired by stories and characters from Travancore history. It’s a royal revenge drama. I had finished the script several years ago and had been in talks with a lot of people. But right now, with shooting schedules being shuffled due to the pandemic, this just fell in place.

The shooting of this film is planned to begin towards the end of this year and this will be completed before Mahavir Karna. Since Vikram has already given his dates and commitment to Mani Ratnam's Ponniyin Selvan and Cobra, he would be finishing those projects first and then come back to Mahavir Karna. By the time Vikram finishes his other commitments, RS Vimal would have also completed Dharma Rajya and would resume works on Mahavir Karna.

This news has got the fans super excited and it looks like an excitingly innovative project is on cards. Let us keep our fingers crossed and wait for a few more days to know which Superstar is going to play the lead role in Dharma Rajya. For now, check out RS Vimal's social media post here: