Bollywood flick Queen, starring Kangana Ranaut was one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful films of 2014. Kangana won National Award for Best Actor for her role in this film. The film, directed by Vikas Bhal, starred Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao and Lisa Haydon in the lead roles.
It was produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures in association with Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena on a budget of Rs12.5 crores and it went on to collect Rs 108 crores at the box office.
This film is being remade in all the four south Indian languages – Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam, by Manu Kumaran under his banner Mediente Films.
The Kannada version has Parul Yadav reprising the role done by Kangana Ranaut in the original while in Malayalam it is Manjima Mohan, in Telugu it is Tammannah Bhatia and in Tamil, it is Kajal Agarwal.
The Malayalam version is being directed by Neelakantan, while the Kannada, and Tamil versions are being helmed by Ramesh Aravind. The Telugu version was initially directed by Neelakanta but he opted out and later Prashanth Varma of Awe fame took over the reins. Titled as Butterfly in Kannada, its Tamil version will be released under the title Paris Paris and the Telugu and Malayalam versions will be titled Queen and Zam Zam respectively.
According to update about these remakes, the Kannada and Malayalam versions of this remake have certified without cuts and are ready for release. However, the Tamil version has got into trouble with the censor board.
According to the India Today report, the board has asked the makers to blur a few scenes, and at certain instances, they have the makers to remove the audio. The board also asked to completely remove certain scenes. Following this, the makers have taken up the issue to the Revised Committee for a review. Once this is done and the Tamil version certified, all the four remakes will hit the marquee on the same day.
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