Kannada movie College Kumar is turning out to be a blockbuster hit.
Released on November 10th this year to positive reviews, there is a good market for its remake rights. Recently, director Pa Ranjith of Kabali fame was at the special screening organised for him and others in the Tamil film industry by the filmâ€™s producer L. Padmanabha who had bankrolled it under his banner MR Pictures.
Along with Pa Ranjith were director Venkat Prabhu, known for directing offbeat movies such as Chennai 28 and Mankatha, director M Rajesh who had wielded the megaphone for comedy entertainers such as Boss Engira Bhaskaran and Oru Kal Oru Kannadi, director SS Kumaran, cinematographer Shakthi Saravanan, musician Justin Prabhakaran, lyricist Vivega, Nagaraj, editor KL Praveen, producer T Siva of Amma Creations, etc.
All those who were at this special screening were impressed with College Kumar and talks are on for its remake rights. Written and directed by Santhu, the film starred Vikky Varun in the title role with Samyuktha Hegde as the heroine.
The supporting cast included P. Ravishankar, Shruti, Achyuth Kumar, Sadhu Kokila, Prakash Belawadi, Suchitra, Ramesh Pandit, Sundarraj and Ashwin Rao Pallakki.
Arjun Janya had composed music for this rom-com while A. Azhagan cranked the camera and KM Prakash edited it.
In an interview earlier to the Times of India, the filmâ€™s producer L Padmanabha recalled that he heard about the College Kumar story first from music composer Arjun Janya. Soon after, the discussion with director Santhu happened after which the project was launched. The lead pair in the film, Vikky Varun and Samyuktha Hegde joined the star cast following their impressive performance in their debut flick, he had said. With the special screening happening, it's a wait and watch game to see who bags the Tamil remake rights.