Legendary filmmaker K Balachander has praised the last week release Thillu Mullu, a remake of his own film of the same name starring superstar Rajinikanth. He has said that the latest film perfectly suits the tastes of the new-age audience.
The 1981 Thillu Mullu was an official remake of Hindi
classic Golmaal featuring Amol Palekar. The Tamil film had
become one of the biggest hits of the 80s. It also has to be noted
that it was the first movie of the superstar in a full-fledged
"I'm happy the makers have taken efforts and made my film into a
commercial entertainer. The remake is completely new to me but
director Badri has made it in such a way that it's apt for the
current generation of cinemagoers," said Balachander in a
The remake features Shiva, Isha Talwar and Prakash Raj in the lead roles. It's the story of the protagonist who lands up a job with a lie, and is forced to act as his own twin to avoid being fired. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
One of the glaring differences between the two versions is the
treatment of comedy. While in the original it was sensible and
funny, it is loud and commercial in the remake.
Thillu Mullu opened up to positive reviews. The
treatment and the tweaking of the script to suit the present
generation have been praised by audience and critics.
Thillu Mullu Remake Creators...
The latest movie is produced by S Madhan of Vendhar Movies and
it is directed by newcomer Badri. It had a worldwide release on
Performance wise, Shiva is brilliant. His innocence and the way
he delivers one-liners get full marks. The point that has to be
noted here is that the young actor has not tried to imitate the
Prakash Raj perfectly fits the role. The way he expresses his
anger and humour makes people to burst with laughter. Heroine Isha
Talwar has a good screen space in the movie and is very