‘Thozha’ to be remade in HindiPublished: March 19, 2016
Many of us know that ‘Thozha’, which has Karthi and Nagarjuna in lead roles and is gearing up to hit the screens next weekend, is the official remake of French classic, ‘The Intouchables’. The movie has been simultaneously made in Telugu, as ‘Oopiri’.
It is learnt that plans are on to make the film in Hindi too. “While PVP Cinemas acquired the remake rights of Tamil and Telugu, Karan Johar bought the Hindi rights. He will start the project soon. Before that, he will watch ‘Thozha’ at a special screening,” sources said.
Produced by Prasad V Potluri and directed by Vamsi Paidipally, the film features Nagarjuna Akkineni and Karthi playing the male leads, that of a disabled rich man and his caretaker, respectively. Tamannaah plays the female lead. Slight differences exist in the supporting cast between both versions.
Gopi Sunder composes the film’s music, while Raju Murugan has penned dialogues for the Tamil version. P S Vinod has taken care of cinematography. The film is scheduled for a worldwide release on 25 March 2016.