Right after the first show of Maanaadu got screened last November, rumors had surfaced about the film’s Bollywood remake. And it seems it is going to get one soon. Ace producer Suresh Babu of Suresh Productions has bagged the remake rights to the Silambarasan TR (STR)-led sci-fi thriller for all Indian languages. The production company has also acquired the film’s theatrical Telugu dubbing rights.
While there’s no official announcement about the cast for these remakes, we can’t help but suggest some names (since we loved the movie!). We think Tovino Thomas, Nithiin, Rakshit Shetty, and Kartik Aaryan should fill in the shoes of STR, while SJ Suryah’s role can be donned by Fahadh Faasil, Prakash Raj, Kichcha Sudeep, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi respectively!
Written and directed by Venkat Prabhu, Maanaadu also featured Kalyani Priyadarshan in a prominent role. It was backed by producer Suresh Kamatchi. Actors including Karunakaran, Premgi Amaren, YG Mahendran, Mahat Raghavendra, Daniel Annie Pope, Vagai Chandrasekhar, and SA Chandrasekar, among others, played pivotal roles. Read our review if you haven’t watched the film yet. Presently, Maanaadu is being streamed on the OTT platform SonyLIV.
Meanwhile, STR has a huge lineup of films in waiting, including Gautham Vasudev Menon’s Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu. The makers recently released a glimpse that promised an intense drama. His other films include Pathu Thala directed by Obelli Krishna and Corona Kumar directed by Gokul. He will also be seen in an extended cameo role in Hansika Motwani-led Maha, helmed by debutant filmmaker UR Jameel.
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