Till a few years back, Kollywood’s producers and directors would be running from pillar to post to secure the remake rights of many Bollywood hit films. Times have changed now in the past few years; now, there has been a huge rush among Bollywood produces to remake Tamil films in Hindi! Leading Bollywood heroes are keeping a vigil on Kollywood’s hit films to see what films would suit their images to remake them in Hindi.
Bollywood fraternity doesn’t mind paying a few crores to secure the Hindi remake rights of successful Tamil films. Suriya’s ‘Ghajini’ was produced by Aamir Khan in Hindi in which he played the lead role too. Another Suriya film, ‘Kaakka Kaakka’ is now being remade with John Abraham playing the lead role opposite Genelia. Ajay Devgn played the lead role in ‘Singham’ opposite Kajal Aggarwal in the remake of Suriya’s Hari-directed ‘Singam’.
Talks are on to secure the remake rights of Vijay’s ‘Thirumalai’ and his upcoming ‘Velayudham’ in Hindi. Siddique, who directed Vijay in his latest hit film ‘Kaavalan’, reportedly raked in Rs.4 crores in selling off the Hindi remake rights of the film, which has been remade as ‘Bodyguard’ starring Salman Khan in the lead.
Even romantic films like ‘Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaaya’, ‘Santosh Subramaniam’, ‘Kaadhal’ and ‘Subramaniapuram’ are also being remade in Hindi. Ram Kashyap recently took over the remake rights of ‘Subramaniapuram’ at a cost of Rs.1 crore. Though ‘Santosh…’ released first in Telugu and was slightly re-modified in Tamil, the Hindi makers have secured not the Telugu version’s remake rights but the Tamil version which starred ‘Jayam’ Ravi in the lead.
Karthi’s ‘Siruthai’ and Lawrence’s ‘Kanchana’ are also in line for re-making them in Hindi!