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Ravichandran Suggested My Name For Drishyam Remake: Vasu

Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 11:01 [IST]

Tamil filmmaker P Vasu, who has been chosen to helm the yet-untitled Kannada remake of recent Malayalam blockbuster Drishyam, says it was senior actor Ravichandran who referred his name.

"I loved the film, but even before I thought of remaking it Tamil or Telugu, I realised that the remake rights were sold and even its principal casting was finished. However, when a production house called me to direct the Kannada version of the remake, I was up for it," Vasu told IANS.

In the film, Kannada veteran actor Ravichandran will reprise the role that Mohanlal played in the original. Vasu says it was Ravichandran who referred his name to the producers. "Ravi had referred my name to the producers. We've known each other for a long time and he wanted me to direct it. He was also prepared to direct it himself if I was unavailable. But luckily, I'm not occupied with any other project," he added.

A family thriller, Drishyam tracks the story of a father's efforts to cover up a murder committed by his family. The film has emerged as the biggest hit in Malayalam filmdom. Mohanlal and Meena played the lead roles in the original. Continue reading the story on slides...

Likely To Go On Floors In March

"We will start casting process soon. We are planning to take the film on floors by March," said Vasu, who is known for such works as Chandramukhi, Walter Vetrivel and Sethupathi IPS.

Meena Likely To Play Female Lead In Kannada Too

Sources said that as Meena is a household name in Karnataka with many of her films with Ravichandran, she is likely to play female lead in Kannada version too.

Director P Vasu Earlier Kannada Movies

Vasu has directed Kannada films such as Kathanayaka, Jayasimha and Jeevana Jyothi in the past. Drishyam is now being remade in all three southern languages.

Kamal And Venki In Tamil And Telugu Version

While Kamal Hassan will be playing the lead in its Tamil version, Daggubati Venkatesh will feature in the Telugu version.

Drishyam

Drishyam, which was released in December 2013 is still taking Box Office by storm. It is said that after the commercial success of Drishyam, there was a huge demand for the remake rights of the movie across South India.

Topics: drishyam, p vasu, ravichandran, meena, mohanlal
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Story first published:  Thursday, February 13, 2014, 10:10 [IST]
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