Bimbisara is a 2022 Indian Telugu-language fantasy action film written and directed by debutant Mallidi Vassishta, and produced by N. T. R. Arts. It stars Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, Catherine Tresa, Samyuktha Menon and Prakash Raj. In the film, King Bimbisara of the Trigartala Empire from the 5th century BC lands in the modern-day world through time travel.
Principal photography of the film started in 2020 and ended in November 2021, with delays due to COVID-19 pandemic. Made on a budget of ₹40 crore, a major part of the film was shot at Ramakrishna Studios in Hyderabad. The film is scored by M. M. Keeravani who composed the songs with Chirrantan Bhatt. Bimbisara was released on 5 August 2022 and received positive reviews from critics and became successful at the box office. The film had its digital premiere on ZEE5 on October 21, 2022.
Directed by Mallidi Vassishta
Written by Mallidi Vassishta
Produced by Harikrishna Kosaraju
Starring Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, Catherine Tresa, Samyuktha Menon, Prakash Raj
Cinematography Chota K. Naidu
Edited by Tammiraju
Music by M. M. Keeravani
Production N. T. R. Arts
Distributed by Sri Venkateswara Creations
Release date 5 August 2022
Running time 146 minutes