So what's the real news? Dileep will soon be the hero of a hilarious comedy tentatively titled Spiderman, scripted by Sibi K. Thomas-Uday Krishna who wrote numerous Malayalam hits including C.I.D. Moosa, Vettam, Thuruppugulan, Chess and most recently AMMA's multi-starrer Twenty:20. The Malayalam Spiderman will be directed by Raj Babu. More details about this 'desi version' are awaited.
Meanwhile, director Raj Babu is currently working on the forthcoming Colours with Dileep in the role of a blind man. The film has already completed its post-production work and will go to the Censors next week. Shot extensively at Ooty, Colours stars Roma in the female lead. Produced by M. Mani under the banner of Aroma movies, the film will hit theatres within two weeks.
If someone said comedian-turned-hero Dileep will make a South Indian version of Spiderman, which grossed $100 million in three days, would you believe it? We can never imagine Dileep in a real (but not comic) superhuman character with supernatural strength, stamina, speed, reflexes and ability to cling to most surfaces. And who would invest in such a project?