Last year's Telugu indie hit Pellichoopulu is getting remade in Tamil as Pon Ondru Kanden. The project was announced earlier this year and since then there's been no update from the makers.
To be bankrolled by Gautham Vasudev Menon, the film will star Vishnu Vishal and Tamannaah Bhatia in the lead. In the original, Vijay Deverakonda and Ritu Varma played the main protagonists.
The project hasn't taken off yet because both Vishnu and Tamannaah have been busy with their commitments and it is believed that they'll finally commence shooting from the second week of November, a source from the film's unit said.
The cast and crew are in the process of being finalised. The source revealed that the project will be finished in one long schedule and the post-production will take one more month.
Darbuka Siva, who made heads turn with his work in Kidaari and Dhanush's Enai Noki Paayum Thota, has been roped in as the composer. Changes will be made to the remake to suit the Tamil sensibilities. It is rumoured that Priyadarshi, who played the hero's friend in the original, may reprise his own role in the Tamil version.
To be produced by Gautham Menon under his home banner Ondraaga Entertainment, the project will be directed by Senthil Veerasamy, a longtime associate of Gautham Menon, who also plays the antagonist in Enai Nokki Paayum Thota. Senthil Veerasamy is also known for producing the critically acclaimed heist thriller Raja Thandiram under the banner White Bucket Productions. He also plans to helm Raja Thandiram 2, the sequel to the first instalment which received rave reviews from across the board.