Simple, sweet and real – these words describe director Alphonse Puthren‘s 2015 film Premam. The film told the tale of George, who meets three different girls at three different stages of his life. And, the actor who played the role of George supremly well, is Nivin Pauly. Credit has to be given to the three beautiful women who starred in the film as well.
Anupama Parameshwaran, Sai Pallavi, and Madonna Sebastian who played Mary, Malar, and Celine respectively added their own charm to it. All these exquisite elements have made this one of the highest grossing films of 2015, and is still running in a few cinema theatres. The Telugu and Tamil film industries also plan on remaking this film.
The Tamil remake
First, it was reported that either Dhanush
will play the lead role in Tamil. Later, it was belived that Dhanush has acquired the rights of the Tamil remake, and his current favourite star Vijay Sethupathi may be roped in to play the lead. However, all rumors were put to rest when Dhanush openly declared a statement that he doesn’t own the remake rights of the film. What’s more? Dhanush’s brother, filmmaker Selvaraghavan
took to his social media account to voice his views about the remake. He said, other than Alphonse Puthren
and Nivin Pauly, no other person should even attempt to remake this classic.
Considering the fact that most urban audience have already seen this film, and that the film is still running to packed cinema houses in Chennai; this movie shouldn’t be remake in Tamil. But, one can’t be too sure. This film might be remade in a way to suit the taste of the Tamil audience.
The Telugu remake
Unlike the Tamil film industry, who are still speculating over the film’s remake, the Telugu film industry have acted quick. Akkineni Naga Chaitanya
is all set to play the lead role in this will. While, Anupama Parameshwaran
reprise the role of Mary. Shruti Haasan
has been roped in to play the role of the much-loved character Malar. The role of Celine will either be played by Rakul Preet or Amyra Dastur. Titled Majnu, the film will be directed by Chandoo Mondeti
and produced by S Radha Krishna.
Will this movie also turn out to be a blockbuster? We’ll have to wait and watch. What are your views on the remakes? Share your views in the comments, below.