That is the power of Sahasa Simha Dr Vishnuvardhan. After 30 years of its first official release, Vishnu starrer Khaidi was re released last week in few parts of the state, which also includes Triveni theatre in Bangalore.
Though the movie has been aired for so many times in entertainment channels, re release of the Sandalwood classic has become the biggest feast for Vishnuvardhan's fans, which has resulted the movie to roar at Box Office collection. After the first week of its successful theatrical run the movie is approximately grossed Rs 6 lakhs in Triveni theatre alone. It is reported that the movie is still running packed houses and expected to do the same in business in upcoming days.
Satish and Govind, who are the adherent fans of Sandalwood's angry young man Vishnu has converted the movie into cinemascope and re released the movie with UFO technology. The duo are auto-rickshaw drivers by profession, who says that making money was not their intention.
The movie was the remake of Telugu hit Khaidi. It had Chiranjeevi, Madhavi, Sumalatha and Rao Gopal Rao in pivotal roles. Apart from Vishnuvardhan, Khaidi also featured Madhavi, Aarathi, Jayamalini, Sangeetha, Nithya, Anuradha, Dheerendra Gopal, Mukhyamantri Chandru, Sudarshan, BK Shankar and Dingri Nagaraj in the important roles. Later, it was also remade in Hindi featuring Jitendra in the lead role. Actress Madhavi played the lead role in all three version of the movie.