The last two weeks have been really good for Tamil cinema with films such as Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, Pariyerum Perumal, 96 and Ratsasan raking in good numbers at the box-office and at the same time impressing audiences as well as critics.
Vishnu Vishal’s Ratsasan, a serial-killer thriller, has been the talk of the town ever since its release as it turned out to be a surprise hit, leaving everybody in the trade quite stunned. Despite being a violent film about a police officer’s chase to catch a serial killer, the film has worked big time with multiplex audiences and is now all set to be remade in Kannada.
If the industry grapevine is anything to go by, E4E Entertainment, the company which has produced the Tamil remake of Arjun Reddy, has acquired the Kannada remake rights of the film.
The official announcement is yet to be made but reliable sources have confirmed that the remake rights have been snapped for a fancy price. There’s also excellent buzz for film’s Hindi and Telugu remake rights. Directed by Ramkumar of Mundasupatti fame, the film also stars Amala Paul, Kaali Venkat and Muniskanth Ramdoss in crucial roles.
At a press meet recently in Chennai, director Ramkumar said that over a dozen actors turned down the script of Ratsasan before it finally went to Vishnu Vishal, with whom the former had worked in Mundasupatti.
The buzz is that actor Sudheer Babu may star in the film’s Telugu remake. Meanwhile, Ratsasan is believed to have already recovered the investment of the makers and continues to run to packed houses everywhere. Produced by G Dilli Babu, the film has music by Ghibran whose work has been raved by one and all.
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