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.