With projects such as 2.0, Indian 2, Kolamaavu Kokila and Chekka Chivantha Vaanam in their kitty, Lyca Productions is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after production companies in Tamil filmdom.
On Monday, Lyca revealed that it has bought the Tamil remake rights of Pawan Kalyan’s blockbuster Telugu film Attarintiki Daredi, written and directed by Trivikram. Lyca took to Twitter make the announcement and thanked Trivikram for the opportunity. “We are very happy to announce that we have acquired the Tamil remake rights of the mega Telugu blockbuster Attarintiki Daredi! More exciting updates on this coming up.”
Released in 2013, Attarintiki Daredi is the last known blockbuster in Pawan Kalyan’s career. The story follows a grandson, played by Kalyan, who promises to his grandfather to help him reconcile his relationship with his estranged daughter. Attarintiki Daredi was not only a commercial success but also went on to win a slew of awards including Filmfare Award for Best Director – Telugu, Nandi Award for Best Popular Feature Film and Nandi Award for Best Dialogue Writer.
Its commercial success paved way for releasing its dubbed version in Hindi under the title Daring Baaz and it was remade Kannada as Ranna with Kiccha Sudeep, Rachita Ram and Haripriya playing the lead roles. In Bengali it was released under the title Abhimaan with Jeet, Sayantika Banerjee and Subhasree Ganguly forming the star cast.
Soon after the release of the film, rumours made the rounds that Vijay might star in the film’s remake. However, there’s been no development since those reports emerged and it has to be seen if the film will be made with Vijay or any other actor. Apparently, Lyca has already signed the lead actor and director and they’re waiting for the right time to make the announcement.
Lyca Productions, meanwhile, are busy with the production of Suriya 37, which they’re bankrolling on a lavish budget. The film marks the third time collaboration of Suriya and KV Anand after Ayan and Maattraan. The yet-untitled film also stars Arya, Mohanlal and Sayyeshaa in key roles.
Lyca also has Dhanush’s Vada Chennai, which follows 30 years in the life of a gangster from North Madras. The teaser of Vada Chennai, directed by Vetrimaaran, was released last week and it was extremely well received. With Lyca Productions gearing up to remake Attarintiki Daredi in Tamil, movie buffs are excited to know who would be playing the lead role in it.
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