In 2015, the Tamil audience watched a film that had them completely engrossed. It didn’t work on the regular masala film template, neither did it have over-the-top heroism. The film we are talking about is director Mohan Raja’s Thani Oruvan. The film depicted the epic battle between good and evil. The plot of the film revolved around a honest police officer who took on a rich and conniving person. The film was a super-hit, setting the cash register ringing at the box-office. Good films don’t require relentless promotions to be noticed, and Thani Oruvan serves as proof. And this is why the Hindi, Telugu and Kannada film industries are keen on remaking this thriller. We give you a scoop on this.
Sallu Bhai acquires rights for the Hindi remake:
This film has caught the fancy of none other than Salman Khan. His love for remaking south Indian films is probably why he acquired the rights of this film. However, it has been reported that Salman might not star in this project as he’s busy with upcoming film Sultan. Does this mean we’ll get to see other popular stars in this film? We’ll have to wait and watch. Director Mohan Raja might direct this version of the movie too.
Ram Charan is geared up:
Ram Charan is all set to play the role of a honest and sincere police officer – Mithiran IPS in the Telugu version of Thani Oruvan; a role that Jayam Ravi played in the film. It’s very likely that Arvind Swamy will reprise of role of the antagonist, Siddharth Abhimanyu in the Telugu version. Surender Reddy has been roped in to direct this remake. The rest of the cast and crew are yet to be finalized.
Puneeth Rajumar Vs. Upendra
The latest reports to do the rounds in Sandalwood is that either Puneeth Rajkumar or Upendra are in the race to play the remake of Thani Oruvan. Although, no official information has been announced and fans are waiting to know the final cast for this film.
Interestingly, Mohan Raja, who was earlier known as Remake Raja (after making seven hit remakes), now has several stars from other film industries vying for remake rights of this original script. Oh, the irony!