It has been a big news that when a news came out from a source close to Mohanlal that in 2016 after the release of Baahubali-The Conclusion there is a chance of a Mohanlal-SS Rajamouli film on cards. SS Rajamouli has said himself to the media when he came to Kerala for the audio launch and promotion of his film Baahubali- The Beginning that he is an ardent Mohanlal fan from his childhood and Mohanlal is the actor who had made him amazed and wonder more than anyone he saw on screen.
He also told that Mohanlal’s subtlety in performance was really stunned him as a director and he really want to do a film with him as well. That is a sort of a dream for him to do a film with Mohanlal but he is not sure whether it will be in Malayalam or not as he had his own problem of understanding language when it comes to Malayalam. So the news of a Mohanlal-SS Rajamouli project came it was treated as the biggest news and everyone was very excited to see the union of the best actor India has ever produced and the best film maker now India has for a film.
But there is an interesting story related with Mohanlal and SS Rajamouli that had happened years back. Rajamouli had planned a movie with Mohanlal in the lead years back and almost 14 years back to be precise. But at that time due to some unknown reasons the movie they planned was not materialized. It was before the filming of Priyadarshan film Kilichundan Mambazham. Rajamouli had planned a historical movie with Mohanlal and he had made some sketches and plans for it with the help of art director Sabu Cyril and also with the help of Manu Jagat. But when the flick was dropped Sabu Cyril has used that sketches for a song sequence in Kilichundan Mambazham in which Mohanlal comes as a warrior with Late actress Soundarya acted as a princess.
We really lost a great chance to see a fabulous film from this team but now the hopes are regenerating as they are planning to come together next year and everyone is hoping for it to materialize this time.