This is the Mahabharata
The largest epic in the world covers concepts of caste, gender, humanity, in ways we could not fathom. Telling this epic is one of the biggest projects a team of storytellers can take on in their life. Many give up trying to understand the magnitude of what is covered. And the Navatman team is taking it on, providing:
New interpretations of the often told story.
Unexplored or quiet connections of gender, equality, caste.
Creating empathy in the world around us.
Expanding perspective for the next generation.
Representing cultural spaces of music and dance from the diaspora into the European world.
The time is now
The Mahabharata film provides audiences an opportunity to overcome bias and celebrate cultural pride and respect.
To overcome cultural bias, one must empathize with "the other": our art, our heritage.
To embolden cultural pride, we tell our stories from new perspectives and in new mediums.
To foster cultural respect, we seek out those who will listen.
Our Progress So Far
Our project is split into 2 trilogies: A 3-part stage production and 3-part film production
Part 1 (Stage): Successfully released at Symphony Space in New York, October 2019
Part 1 (Film): Filming in Summer with an anticipated Fall 2021 Release
Part 2 (Stage): Planned release in Fall 2022
Part 2 (Film): Release TBD; planning in motion
Part 3 (Stage): Planned release in Fall 2023
Part 3 (Film): Release TBD; planning in motion
Learn more about our process
Navatman is the gold standard