Malayalam hit films have been remade in other Indian languages. The
remake rights of the Ramzan winner Chocolate was sold at
an astronomical price of Rs. one crore to Mirchi Movies, a
subsidiary of Times Infotainment Media, to remake the film in any
Indian language. The campus-based flick, directed by Shafi,
starring Prithviraj, Roma, Jayasurya and Samvrutha in the lead,
tells the story of a young guy who is forced to seek admission in a
Now the remake rights of the Christmas winner Katha
Parayumbol have been sold to K. Balachander"s Kavithalaya
Productions, who are working on a Tamil remake. P. Vasu will be
directing the film starring Rajinikanth and Pasupathy in the lead.
The original movie, starring Mammootty, Sreenivasan and Meena in
the lead, tells the story of a village barber and his friendship
with a superstar.