The Kamal directed movie Celluloid will be dubbed in Tamil. The film was based on the life story of JC Daniel, who is considered as the father of Malayalam cinema.
Celluloid movie deals with the making of Daniel's film Vigathakumaran. It also deals with the story of Vigathakumaran's heroine PK Rosie, Malayalam cinema's first heroine.
Prithviraj and Mamta Mohandas played the lead roles in the film. Prithviraj's role as JC Daniel did win much appreciation in the industry and he was awarded the Best Actor at the Kerala State Awards. Celluloid also won the Best Film Award.
It was reported at the time of shooting that Samvrutha Sunil will play the role of JC Daniel's wife, but later she was replaced by Mamta Mohandas. Chandni, a singer who shot to fame through the reality show Josco Indian Voice, was selected to play the role of PK Rosie.
The Tamil version of the film will have the title JC Daniel. It is presented as a tribute to Indian cinema which is celebrating its 100 years. The movie was a commercial success, which opened up to positive reviews and received critical success too.