The Tamil remake rights of the film were bought by Lyca Productions in July this year.

Simbus Tamil remake of Attarintiki Daredi starts rolling in GeorgiaDigital Native
Flix Kollywood Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 18:18

Pawan Kalyan’s Telugu blockbuster Attarintiki Daredi is being remade in Tamil with Simbu in the lead. With projects such as 2.0, Indian 2, Vada Chennai and Chekka Chivantha Vaanam in their kitty, Lyca Productions on July 31 revealed that it has bought the Tamil remake rights of 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.” Subsequently, it was announced that Sundar C would direct the yet-untitled project, which started rolling in Georgia from Monday onwards. 

According to sources, the team will wrap up the Georgia schedule in two weeks and return to Chennai to shoot the rest of the film. 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. Soon after the release of the film, rumours made the rounds that Vijay might star in the film’s remake. However, the project finally took off with Simbu. In the original, Nadiya played a crucial role and if the grapevine is anything to go by, actress-politician Khushbhu might reprise that role in the remake.

Simbu, meanwhile, having recently wrapped up his work for Mani Ratnam’s Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, is expected to wrap up his portion on this project and commence work Venkat Prabhu’s political thriller Manaadu.

Lyca Productions, on the other hands, is 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 month and it was extremely well received.

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