CHENNAI: ZEE5, India’s largest homegrown OTT platform, announced the world digital premiere of ‘Bimbisara’. Produced by N.T.R Arts and written and directed by debutant Mallidi Vassishta, the critically acclaimed Telugu film stars Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, Catherine Tresa, Samyuktha Menon, Prakash Raj in pivotal roles, and Warina Hussain, Vennela Kishore, Srinivas Reddy, Brahmaji, Sai Kiran, Ayyappa P. Sharma and others in secondary roles. The film will be available on ZEE5 from 21st October 2022 in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam & Hindi.
The film begins in the year 500 B.C when Bimbisara (Kalyan Ram) is the emperor of the Trigartala empire. A vile egomaniac, his violent antics have no limit. However, his ego trip ends when his banished twin brother Devadatta ambushes him and teleports him — through a magical mirror — to the present-day world. What happens when this authoritarian king is reincarnated as a suit-wearing rich man in a modern-day world? Bimbisara’s arrival favors Subramanya Sastri (Vivan Bhatena) and godman Kethu (Ayyappa P Sharma), who have their eyes set on an Ayurveda book titled Dhanwanthari which is safely locked in Bimbisara’s treasure vault, which only he can open.