Manja Pai, which was released on June 13, has become the talk of the town. The movie starring Vimal and Lakshmi Menon has now crossed the borders and ready to reach different language audiences. Well, the Telugu remake rights have been sold to leading Tollywood filmmaker Dasari Narayana Rao.
Sources say that Dasari Narayana Rao saw Manja Pai recently and was impressed by the content. The maverick filmmaker liked the grandfather-grandson relationship in the Tamil movie. Hence, he decided to buy the remake rights. He wants to rope in a new director but he has not finalised either cast or crew yet.
"Dasari sir really liked the film when he recently watched it. He particularly liked the grandfather-grandson relationship and felt it would be apt for a remake. He plans to rope in a new director, but nothing about the cast and crew is confirmed yet," a source close to Dasari told IANS.
Manja Pai has the good viewership from B and C centres. The family sentiment part have impressed the audience. In the first weekend, the movie made more than Rs.4 crore at Box Office.
The movie is directed by N Ragavan and jointly produced by Thirupathi Brothers' and Sargunam Cinemaz.