With Naan Ee, the Tamil version of director SS Rajamouli's Eega, getting superb response at the Kollywood Box Office, Rajamouli fever is catching up big time in Tamil Nadu. Now several producers in Chennai have come forward to dub his previous releases in Tamil. Chandramouli, which is the dubbed version of Rajamouli's Chatrapathi, is an example to one such attempt. The makers of the film are using the director's face for its publicity.
The posters of the movie Chandramouli are featuring SS Rajamouli in place of Prabhas. The reason is simple that Rajamouli is the man behind huge success of Naan Ee. His direction, script and narration, which have won lots of accolades from film critics and viewers, are the main factors for it. Now, the producers of Chandramouli want to cash in on his name.
But this kind of publicity does not seem to have gone down very well with the director. Shocked Rajamouli took to his Twitter page to share his embarrassment with his fans. He tweeted, "Heard Chatrapathi is being dubbed into Tamil. But naming the film Chandramouli and releasing posters with my face is very very embarrassing."
However, Chatrapathi, which hit the theatres in September, 2005, featured Prabhas and Shriya Saran in the lead roles. The film had completed a 100-day run in 54 centres. It was dubbed into Malayalam with the same name and in Hindi as Hukumat Ki Jung. It is currently being remade in Kannada with the same name. Now, it will be dubbed in Tamil as Chandramouli. It should be seen whether the makers of this version will be successful cashing in on the name of Rajamouli.