Leading Indian producer, Subhash Ghai has joined forces with Rome-based Navala productions to launch biographical drama “Osho: Lord of the Full Moon”. The film will be structured as a large-budget India-Italy co-venture.
The film’s focus is the controversial Indian mystic Osho, formerly known as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, who died in 1990. He proposed alternative rules for living and self-improvement which over-rose conventional religions.
The narrative film will contain action from the time that India gained independence from British colonial rule, as well as more poetic flashbacks. Beside Osho, the other main character of the film is a female TV journalist who puts her career at stake trying to discover if the guru is a conman, or an enlightened genius. Answering this question will change her life.
Filmmaker Subhash Ghai confirmed the same on his social media profile. He wrote, “Another Great script will roar on international screen on dramatic journey of rajneesh #OSHO , the biggest spokesperson on life from http://india.An indo Italian feature film directed by Italian director 2b launched @Festival_Cannes on 15thMay by @MuktaArtsLtd n navala”
The film will be directed by Italy-based Lakshen Sukameli from a screenplay by Sukameli and Kamlesh Pandi. Guido de Laurentiis is set as line producer. Director of photography is Fabio Cianchetti (“Roberto Bertolucci’s “The Dreamers,” Roberto Benigni’s “The Tiger and the Snow,” and Abel Ferrara’s “Go Go Tales.”)
The project was announced Sunday in Cannes. Casting and the choice of international sales company are to be announced within the next month.
Ghai’s stock market listed Mukta Arts is one of India’s leading studios. It operates cinemas and is a distributor producer. Ghai is one of the founders of the Whistling Woods film school, which this week announced a partnership with Reliance Jio to develop courses on virtual reality.