As if to match the anti-corruption wave gripping the country in the wake of the almost successful fasting by Gandhian Anna Hazare in getting the Jan Lokpal bill passed in Parliament, noted film-maker A.R. Murugadoss is said to be planning to make his super-hit Tamil film ‘Ramana’ (which had elimination of corruption as its central theme) in Hindi soon.
Vijaykanth played the lead role in Murugadoss’ ‘Ramana’, which was widely appreciated for its excellent screenplay and sharp dialogues. Murugadoss debuted in Bollywood four years back with the Hindi remake of the Tamil super-hit ‘Ghajini’ in which Amir Khan played the lead role opposite Asin, to whom the film was the launching pad in Hindi.
Murugadoss, who is presently busy with the making of Suriya-Shruti Haasan starrer ‘7am Arivu’, is being courted by many producers from Bollywood to remake ‘Ramana’ in Hindi, preferably with Aamir Khan in the lead. The feeling is that now that anti-corruption has become almost a national theme, the film’s screenplay (which deals with rooting out corruption at all levels) would go down well with the masses.
Murugadoss, however, has his priorities. “After completing 7am Arivu, I’d concentrate on a film with Vijay in the lead. Next would be a Hindi film with Akshay Kumar playing hero. Only after these projects are completed, I’d be able to devote time to remake Ramanaa,” says Murugadoss.
It may be noted that ‘Ramana’ was already remade in Telugu as ‘Tagore’. The Chiranjeevi-starrer turned out to be a super-hit film.