From Brahma To Bullet Train: Vivek Agnihotri’s Rs 250-Crore Magnum Opus To Cover History Of Indic Civilisation 

Swarajya Staff

Nov 14, 2018, 09:41 PM | Updated 09:41 PM IST


Vivek Agnihotri, Indic filmmaker and author of the bestseller “#UrbanNaxals”, has announced his next project, a trilogy on the history of Hindu civilisation.

This ambitious project, estimated at a budget of Rs 250 crore, is expected to be executed within the next 5-7 years. The project will be funded by a newly formed consortium of donors, Karmandya Studios, based in Houston, Texas.

To deal with a subject this important and intense, Agnihotri is forming a large research panel consisting of scholars, academicians, historians, archaeologists, astrologers and anthropologists that is expected to start groundwork in 2019 summer.

This dream project has possessed him and has become the purpose of his creative life. Vivek attributes the courage to do this to Goddess Saraswati, of whom he is an ardent devotee. The film releases after the next feature film, The Tashkent Files, a three-year researched film that deals with the mysterious death of Lal Bahadur Shastri.

He says the idea came to him on his UK launch tour of his book #Urban Naxals. Most importantly, the kernel of it became known when Vivek addressed the Congress of World Religions, where Swami Vivekananda made his historical speech 125 years ago.

‘Hindu civilisation is humanity’s only surviving, open, liberal and plural civilisation. While all civilisations perished, we survived. Despite so many attacks, invasions, foreign rules, partitions, wars, Indian civilisation stands tall and unbreakable. Today, once again India is on its way to become a vishwaguru. It’s important that this story be told. This is a story of a hero who was the greatest, but then attacked, looted, wounded and left to die, but rose again. And how.”

The trilogy is going to trace the start of Hindu civilisation, with the first chapter spanning from Brahma to Buddha, the second from Buddha to British Raj and the final one from British Raj to Bullet Train. The project encompasses Vedas, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Indus Valley and the various forces of evolution that have been central to the existence of the Hindu civilisation.

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