It was announced some weeks ago that the hit Kannada movie Mufti will be remade in Tamil with Simbu and Gautham Karthik in the lead roles. According to the latest update on the project, the shooting has commenced already and scenes involving Simbu are currently being shot.
Director Narthan, who had directed the original version is directing the remake as well. Simbu will be playing a gangster in this flick with Gautham Karthik appearing as a cop.
Shiva Rajkumarâ€™s Mufti turned out to be one of the biggest blockbusters in Sandalwood. Released on December 1st last year, the film has garnered positive reviews. It had collected Rs 15 crores in just five days and the collections went up with just good word of mouth. Reports say that producer Jayanna had made it clear that box office collections of Mufti had gone over Rs 15 crores with the film being screened in about 250 screens.
Directed by Narthan, who made his directorial debut with Mufti, it has been produced by Jayanna under his banner Jayanna Combines. While the film starred Shiva Rajkumar in an important role, its lead actors were Sriimurali and Shanvi Srivastava.
Sources say that Srimurali is extremely happy over the response that the film has been garnering that he is contemplating on going for a sequel. The modalities of this are being worked out but it is too early to speculate if there would be a sequel for the film, add sources.
The star cast also included Vasishta N Simha, Devaraj, Chaya Singh, Sadhu Kokila, Prakash Belawadi, and Chikkanna. Ravi Basrur had composed music for this flick with the cinematography handled by Naveen Kumar.
Mufti was high on the action quotient and had all elements to attract the family audiences as well.
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