Bollywood flick Queen, starring Kangana Ranaut, was one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful films. The film also went on to win the actor the National Award for Best Actor. This film is being remade in all the four South Indian languages and the teasers of all the four films have been released. The teasers have already garnered the attention of the film buffs and are going viral in all the languages.
The first look poster of all the four versions of the remake was out on October 19 to coincide with the Vijayadasami festival. With the teasers releasing on the same day, we hear that the four remakes will have a simultaneous release as well.
The Kannada version has Parul Yadav reprising the role done by Kangna Ranaut in the original while in Malayalam it is Manjima Mohan, in Telugu it is Tammannah Bhatia and in Tamil it is Kajal Agarwal. According to reports, the directors of all these remakes have made some changes to the script to suit the sensibilities of the respective audiences.
The Malayalam version is being directed by Neelakantan, while the Kannada, and Tamil versions are being helmed by Ramesh Aravind. The Telugu version was initially directed by Neelakanta but he opted out and later Prashanth Varam of Awe fame took over the reins. Titled as Butterfly in Kannada, its Tamil version will be released under the title Paris Paris and the Telugu and Malayalam versions are titled Queen and Zam Zam respectively.
The teasers of all remakes follow the story line of the protagonist, coming from a small town in South India, travelling all the way to Paris after her fiancé calls of the marriage. The story is a comedy-drama on how a small-town girl goes on to find her feet in a foreign land, shattering stereotypes and taking control of her decisions in life.
Queen, which fetched Kangna Ranaut the coveted Nation Award for Best Acting, was also a big commercial success. The film, directed by Vikas Bhal, starred Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao and Lisa Haydon in the lead roles. Queen was produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures in association with Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena on a budget of Rs 12.5 crore and it went on to collect Rs 108 crore at the box office.
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