It’s remake time for Malayalam cinema

It’s remake time for Malayalam cinema

The buzz was activated with the superlative success of Drishyam, the Mohanlal starrer.



By Deepa Gauri

Published: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 9:22 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:46 PM

Remake fever has taken over Malayalam cinema. The buzz was activated with the superlative success of Drishyam, the Mohanlal starrer, which is now readying for release in Tamil and Hindi with Kamal Haasan and Ajay Devgn in the lead roles, respectively.

According to reports, both remakes are faithful to the original with only some mandatory adaptations.

Now, the industry is buzzing with the rumour that the superhit Premam is being made in Tamil with Dhanush in the lead. Although the report has been unverified, industry insiders doubt the wisdom of such a remake – more so because Tamil cinema had already done one toast to the different shades of romance with Cheran’s film Autograph in 2004. Secondly, they doubt if the local ethos of the film can be replicated in Tamil.

But a probable sure-shot winner in the remake circuit is Nivin Pauly’s (pictured) other superhit of the year, Oru Vadakkan Selfie.

Reports say the film’s rights have been bagged for remakes in a slew of languages including Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Bengali and Marathi.

Meanwhile, Premam continues to go strong both in the UAE and Kerala.

While about ten films have released since it hit the theatres, none has been able to make an impact.


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