Tuesday, August 14, 2007
The Hindi film Don will be remade for a seventh time and the honour of the sixth remake goes to the Telugu film Industry. The film was initially released in 1978 was the biggest hit ever then. The same was remade in Tamil named Billa and in Telugu named Yugandhar. The Tamil remake has Rajinikanth playing the lead role while the Telugu version has NTR playing the lead role.
Now the Telugu remake of the film will be remade for the sixth time. Yugandhar will be remade now. So the film's Hindi, Tamil and Telugu version was initially remade in the 70's – 80's and now these remakes each have been remade with their respective languages with the film title being kept the same.
Director P Vasu will direct the film. Incidentally his father Peetambaram Garu directed the orignal Yugandhar. The film was a big hit in Telugu too. The film's Hindi orignal had Amitabh Bachchan and the remake has Shahrukh Khan playing the lead role. A Telugu remake of the same film is presently being shot with Nagarjuna in the lead. Its Tamil version Billa had Rajinikanth and the remake has Ajith playing the lead role.
A young and powerful has been decided for the lead role in the film. There wont be any changes in the basic story of the film. The film will simply be remade using the latest technology available. So will NTR Jr. reprise his grandfather's role? If he does, he would have passed the toughest test of his career acid test for him.