News Hindi

Amish Tripathi’s book Legend of Suheldev: The King Who Saved India to be adapted into a film


The feature will mark the directorial debut of ad filmmaker Senthil Kumar.

Our Correspondent

Author Amish Tripathi’s book Legend of Suheldev: The King Who Saved India is set to be adapted into a movie. The film, whose title has not been revealed yet, will be produced by Wakaoo Films, Casa Media and Immortal Studios. The feature will mark the directorial debut of Senthil Kumar, a well-known ad filmmaker.

Suheldev was a king from Shravasti, now in Uttar Pradesh, in the 11th century CE, who is known for having driven away the Turks, led by Mahmud of Ghazni, from India. The book captures the epic battle of Bahraich, also in modern-day Uttar Pradesh, where Suheldev defeated the Turks.

Speaking about his book, Tripathi said in an official statement, “Maharaja Suheldev is one of India’s most consequential heroes from the 11th century who is, sadly, relatively unknown to modern Indians. This tale carries a universal message of unity cutting across class, caste and religious barriers, a message that is particularly relevant for India today. Maharaja Suheldev's story tells us that when we Indians are united, we are unbeatable.”

The author is excited that the book is being made into a film. “I am delighted that my book Legend of Suheldev is being converted into a movie to reach out to a wider audience,” he said.

According to a press release, the film's script is currently being worked upon and the actor who will portray Suheldev will be announced soon.