Sandalwood's Golden era was considered during 1970s, 80s and 90s. It was during these eras that we saw many remake rights of Kannada movies being purchased by other language movie makers.
Sandalwood's famous filmmakers like Puttana
Kanagal, Abhayya Naidu and Shankar Nag not only gave hit movies in
Kannada, but also in other South Indian languages too. Apart from
their imaginatary story, they also gave life for the novel
characters in their films.
After the death of these legends, Sandalwood saw a dip in
audience for Kannada films. Though there were many legendary actors
in Sandalwood, Kannada films suffered from the quality script and
Now, again it's time for the other language movie makers to look
up to the Kannada film industry for the good scripts. Recently, it
was said that the Kannada scripts are in demand across South India.
After the success of critically acclaimed movie Lucia, many South
Indian movie makers are looking up to Sandalwood for the different
Recently, it was heard that director Pawan Wodeyar's
Govindaya Namaha and Googly will be made in other
languages too. With this, the number of Kannada movies that are
picked up by other movie makers are increasing.
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Lucia was successful across the globe. Now, the Tamil
producer CV Kumar has purchased the remake rights of the movie.
They will start the shooting in March 2014.
Kannada comedy thriller Govindaya Namaha was remade in
Telugu as Potugadu. The movie was directed by Pawan
Wodeyar, who also directed the Kannada version.
Googly, which was a Blockbuster in Kannada, will be
made in Telugu and Tamil languages. The movie is expected to be
directed by R Chandru.
Romantic thriller Mungaru Male was remade in Telugu as
Vaana and Bengali as Prem Kahani. The Hindi
version of the movie is getting ready.
Om was remade in Telugu as Omkaram. It had Dr
Rajshekar and Prema in the leads. Bollywood's 1998 Blockbuster
Satya shares many similarities with Om.
Jogi was remade in Tamil as Parattai Engira Azhagu
Sundaram, starring Dhanush and Meera Jasmin, and in Telugu as
Yogi, which had Prabhas and Nayantara in the
Kannada movie Naagarahaavu was remade in Hindi as
Zehreela Insaan, which was also directed by Puttanna
Kanagal. It was remade in Telugu and Tamil as Kode Nagu
and Raaja Naagam.