Earlier news on the remake version of Sigappu Rojakkal was Kamal’ daughter Shruthi Haasan is playing a lead role in a remake of her father’s yester-year blockbuster film ‘Sigappu Rojakkal’.While Shakthi, who is awaiting the release of his current flick ‘Aattanayagan’, will play the lead role opposite Shruthi Haasan in the movie.
The original movie ‘Sigappu Rojakkal’ was directed by veteran filmmaker Bharathi Raja and now, the remake version will be handled by his son Manoj.
The remake will be the first directorial venture of Manoj.
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Though called a remake Manoj clarifies that it is not a shot by shot remake but largely based of the original story and screenplay. He has named his adaptation ‘Puthiya Sigappu Rojakkal’ and has asked both the lead stalwarts of the original to be associated at least in a small way. Manoj has requested Kamal to sing a song in the film. But to Sridevi… he has created a special role in the new version and has communicated it to her through his dad bharathiraja. Veteran Sridevi is yet to give her decision.
So who will play the imposing role of Kamal in the original? It will be Jeevan who has become a sort of remake specialist. Music is by Yuvan Shankar Raja and he hopes to recreate the magic of his father Ilayaraja in the 70s original.