Acclaimed filmmaker Priyadarshan may direct the Tamil remake of the Malayalam film Maheshinte Prathikaaram. Reports say that Udayanidhi Stalin may play the lead role in the film.
Speaking about remaking Maheshinte Prathikaaram, the director said that it wouldnâ€™t be an exact remake as he would be making some changes to the script to suit the Tamil audience.
The National Award winning film Maheshinte Prathikaaram was directed by Dileesh Pothen and starred Fahadh Faasil in the lead role. Udayanidhi would be reprising the role done by Fahadh Faasil in the remake. The star cast of the original also had Aparna Balamurali, Anusree, K. L. Antony Kochi, Alencier Ley Lopez and Soubin Shahir.
Released on 5 February 2016 in Kerala and 12 February 2016 in the rest of India, the film grossed Rs. 17.35 crores at the box office. It was produced by Oneness Media Mill and Dream Mill Cinemas on a budget of Rs. 4.50 crores. The film went on to win the National Award for Best Feature Film in Malayalam and Syam Pushkaran won the award for Best Original Screenplay.
Director Priyadrshan, known for directing remakes, has so far remade films adapted from various languages including Iranian, Marathi, Canadian and Tamil. His last release was Oppam in 2016 which had Mohanlal, Samuthirakani, Anusree, Vimala Raman, Nedumudi Venu and Baby Meenakshi in the star cast.
While the director had announced the Oppam will be remade in Hindi with Ajay Devgn in the lead, he also plans to direct the Malayalam stalwarts Mohanlal and Mammootty in a film each. Details about the rest of the star cast and crew in the Maheshinte Prathikaaram remake is yet to be finalised and will be done very soon, say sources.
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