Actor Siva Karthikeyanâ€™s first production venture Kanaa that had hit the silver screens last December opened to positive reviews. Starring Aishwarya Rajesh, the film marked the directorial debut of popular lyricist Arunraja Kamaraj. It is a sports drama which is about womenâ€™s cricket that was well received by the movie buffs.
Following its success, the filmmakers are remaking the film in Telugu. The remake has Aishwarya who is reprising her role and Rajendra Prasad stepping into the shoes of Sathyaraj for the Telugu remake which has been titled Kowsalya Krishnamurthyâ€¦Cricketer and directed by Bhimaneni Srinivasa Rao.
Bankrolled by KS Rama Rao, the film will also star Rajendra Prasad, Vennela Kishore, Jhansi and Shashank among others.
The Tamil version had Sivakarthikeyan in an extended cameo in the character Nelson Dilipkumar. The teaser of the Telugu version was recently released and going by the teaser it has been revealed that Sivakarthikeyan will be reprising his role as the coach, and will making his Telugu debut.
Previously Sivakarthikeyan's 2016 blockbuster hit Remo directed by Bagiyaraj Kannan, which had Keerthy Suresh as the female lead, was also dubbed and released in Telugu. The Telugu rights were acquired by Dil Raju and got a good response from the audience and critics.
The film went on to collect Rs 3 crore in the first weekend. Earlier this year his film Seema Raja was dubbed and released across 300 theaters in Andhra and Telangana. The Telugu rights were acquired by Sai Krishna Pendyala, under the banner, but did not perform well at the box office.
Recently the makers have decided to dub Kanaa in Chinese and release in China. The idea for Chinese dubbing was mooted by the veteran actor Sathyaraj who played an important role in Kanaa.
Taking the starâ€™s advice, the filmmakers made efforts to release Kanaa in China and it is working out positively. More details about the Chinese release are expected to be made soon.
(Content provided by Digital Native)