There were times when successful big-budget films of A-list actors from other languages were being remade in Kannada. But now, the trend seems to be changing, as our filmmakers have started eyeing small films with good content.
We witnessed Hudugaru, which was a remake of Tamil film Naadodigal, last year. Presently, Porali, Kadhal and Kalavani, which are all low-budget films, are being remade in Kannada. The latest to join in Pizza, which has become a sleeper-hit in Kollywood.
Director Prashanth Raj of Love Guru fame has acquired the Kannada rights of Pizza. As per the reports, the rights cost Rs 35 lakhs. However, the cast and crew are yet to be picked but the director has claimed that the story will be modified to suit the taste of the local audience.
However, Pizza is a thriller flick directed by Karthik Subbaraj. It starred Vijay Sethupati and Remya Nambeesan, and it was produced by CV Kumar. The film tells the story of a pizza delivery boy, who lands in a trouble when he visits a customer's house to deliver pizza. Meanwhile, the Telugu rights have been also sold to a leading producer for Rs 72 lakhs.