“Ram,” an epic in the making, is set to redefine the landscape of Indian cinema. Directed and written by the brilliant Jeethu Joseph, this Malayalam-language action thriller is the first installment of a two-part film series, promising a cinematic journey of unparalleled proportions.
Mohanlal, a cinematic maestro, takes on the title role of Ram Mohan IPS, a RAW agent summoned to confront the ominous Bael, a terrorist group armed with nuclear weapons capable of devastating India. The ensemble cast, including Trisha, Jisshu Sengupta, Indrajith Sukumaran, Samyuktha Menon, Durga Krishna, Anoop Menon, and many more, adds depth to the narrative canvas.
The film’s production is a saga in itself. Beginning in January 2020, principal photography faced a two-year and seven-month hiatus due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. However, this unforeseen break became an opportunity for Jeethu Joseph to expand the film’s scope, transforming it into a two-part spectacle. Filming resumed in August 2022, with both parts shot back-to-back, marking a new chapter in Indian cinema.
“Ram” explores the adventures of a globetrotting RAW agent against the backdrop of a high-stakes mission. The film’s development was no less dramatic, with Jeethu Joseph’s vision evolving during the pandemic break. Originally conceived as a single film, the success of “Drishyam 2” and the increased market presence of Mohanlal propelled the decision to create a grander narrative over two parts.
The cast is a carefully chosen ensemble, with Mohanlal’s portrayal of a RAW agent anchoring the film’s intensity. Trisha, suggested by Mohanlal himself, plays Vineetha, a pivotal character in the narrative. The film’s expansion also led to the inclusion of new characters, with Samyuktha Menon joining the cast during the London schedule.
The journey of “Ram” spans continents, from India to the United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Morocco, Tunisia, and potentially Israel. The film’s production showcases a commitment to creating a cinematic masterpiece, with meticulous planning and execution.
Vishnu Shyam’s debut as a music director adds another layer to the film, with his compositions complementing the narrative. The film’s budget, reported at ₹140 crore, underscores the scale and ambition of this cinematic endeavor.
“Ram” was initially planned for release during Onam 2020, but the twists of fate, particularly the pandemic-related delays, reshaped its trajectory. The anticipation for the release of this magnum opus continues to build, promising a cinematic spectacle that transcends boundaries and expectations. As “Ram” gears up for its grand unveiling, audiences are poised for an immersive experience, witnessing the convergence of storytelling, action, and the unparalleled charisma of Mohanlal on the silver screen.