Mammootty starrer The Great Father turned out to be a big hit and the film is to be remade in Tamil and Telugu soon. Directed by Haneef Adeni, the film was bankrolled by Prithviraj Sukumaran, Santosh Sivan, Arya and Shaji Nadesan under the banner August Cinema.
And now, it is all set to be remade in Tamil and Telugu. The reports are that Tollywood star Venkatesh has been roped in to reprise Mammootty’s role in the Telugu version while Vikram will be doing it in the Tamil remake. The details regarding the Tamil project is yet to be made clear.
The Great Father is a mystery thriller that had Mammootty play the lead role with the star cast also including Arya, Sneha, Anikha, Shaam, Malavika Mohanan, Miya George, and Kalabhavan Shajon in pivotal roles.
Made on a budget of Rs 6 crores, The Great Father collected Rs. 50 crores at the box office which speaks about its commercial success. The film’s Hindi dubbed version was also released earlier under the title Dashing Jiggarwala.
It may be mentioned here that Venkatesh has starred in quite a number of remakes including Drishyam and Irudhi Suttru. He reprised Mohanlal’s role in the remake of Drishyam titled as Dhrushyam in Telugu and Madhavan’s role Guru, from Irudhu Suttru.
He currently has another remake in his kitty which will be Vikram Vedha that had Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi in the lead roles.
Vikram’s last film release was Sketch which was released earlier this year and he has two more films lined up for release this year – Gautham Menon’s Dhruva Natchathiram and Hari’s Saamy Square. It may be noted here that Saamy Square is the sequel to his smash hit film Saamy which was a cult hit way back in 2003.
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