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Bitten by the remake bug

Published: 12th May 2021 9:24 pm

Hyderabad: Sometimes waves are too hard to flatten. And now it’s the wave of raining remakes that’s currently set to sweep Telugu cinema in the coming days. Pawan Kalyan’s Vakeel Saab gave the right start — a remake of Hindi film PinkVakeel Saab proved to be a hit as much as its original film Pink. Taking the box office by storm, Vakeel Saab set the box office collections ringing.

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Venkatesh Daggubati ‘s Narappa has already made the required buzz among film goers. It’s a remake of Tamil original film Asuran. Venkatesh, who has been in the forefront of remake projects, has wrapped up another film Drishyam 2.

Although there seems to be good scripts in Telugu in plenty, film producers and directors are eyeing remakes. Be it the craze or the popularity that those movies have attained in various languages, remakes have changed the picture of economic viability. Besides importing films from Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi, producers are digging deep in Korean film industry.

Chiranjeevi has already announced that he will remake Malayalam film Lucifer in Telugu.

Mohan Raja will be directing it. He has plans to remake actor Ajith-starrar Vedalam as well. It is learnt that Meher Ramesh will be directing it.

Not just senior stars, even many young and emerging actors are up for the game as they show keen interest in remaking films. Nithiin will be playing the lead in upcoming movie Maestro, a remake of Andhadhun, which is being directed by Merlapaka Gandhi and produced by Shresht Movies.

Another young actor Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas is playing the lead in the remake of Dhanush-starrer Karnan. It was the film Rakshasudu that gave him the much-needed break in Srinivas’s career. Now the actor is waiting to fly to Mumbai to shoot for the upcoming Bollywood remake of Telugu film Chatrapati where he is reprising the role of Prabhas in Hindi.

Another emerging actor Satyadev is experimenting with a Kannada romantic drama titled Love Mocktail. It is being remade in Telugu with Tamannah Bhatia as Satyadev’s love interest.

Actor Vishwak Sen hogged the limelight with Falaknuma Das which was a remake of Malayalam film Angamaly Diaries. Now, the actor is contemplating to remake Tamil romantic flick Oh My Kadavule. The remake rights of Malayalam romantic drama Kappela were bought by Sithara Entertainments. Vishwak Sen is likely to play the lead in the movie.

Young actor Raj Tarun, too, has a remake in his kitty. In his search to get a needed break, the actor gave his nod for the remake of Bollywood film Dream Girl. Kannada movie Bell Bottom, too, is being remade in Telugu.

After the stupendous success of Samantha-starrer Oh! Baby, a remake of Korean film Miss Granny, Telugu filmmakers are eyeing the Korean film industry as a good source of stories.
Now, the Korean film Midnight Runners will soon be remade in Telugu. Suresh Production has already bought the remake rights of it. Glam girls Nivetha Thomas and Regina Cassandra are playing the lead roles. Filmmaker Sudheer Varma is going to direct the movie.

After stirring a storm with Vakeel Saab, Pawan is readying up for a second remake in a row. He will be joining Rana Daggubati on the film sets of Telugu remake of Malayalam original Ayyappanum Koshiyum. Trivikram Srinivas is rendering the screenplay while Sagar K Chandra is directing the movie.

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