Two classic films starring Superstar Rajnikanth and Kamal Hassan are set to be remade in Kollywood. Veteran filmmaker K Balachander’s cult classics Manmadha Leelai and Thillu Mullu, are all set to be remade in Tamil. Producer Pushpa Kandhaswamy, who has the rights to these films, is currently in talks with several top directors for the same.
Confirming the news, Pushpa says, ‘ Manmadha Leelai’ and ‘Thillu Mullu’, starring Kamal Hassan and Rajnikanth respectively, were big hits when they hit screens. They were considered trendsetters in their particular genres. We are now working towards remaking these two films in tamil and are holding discussion with a few directors. The themes of the films are not time-bound and will make sense to today’s audience. We will retain the essence of the theme, but spin around a new tale.’
Quiz her if there’s a chance of KB wielding the megaphone for any of the remakes, and she says, ‘We are working out on all the probabilities. It‘s too early to divulge more details.’