Several South Indian films have been remade in Hindi in the past, but it was the huge success of Aamir Khan's Ghajini, which happens to be the first Rs 100 crore grosser movie in Bollywood, turned the heads of many B-Town filmmakers towards South industry. Later, several actors including Salman Khan have come forwards to remake many South films. If we are to go by the buzz in the film nagar, Aamir Khan wants to star in the Hindi version of Chiranjeevi's classic film Rudraveena.
It is rumoured that Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan, who watched Rudraveena, has absolutely fallen in love with the movie, which was directed by K Balachander. Reports suggest that the Bollywood superstar want to play the iconic role played by Chiranjeevi in its Hindi remake of the Telugu film. It is further reported that Aamir himself has requested Balachander to wield megaphone for the Hindi version.
Written by K Balachander in association with Ganesh Patro, Rudraveena revolves around the story of a classical singer, who believes in changing society through his music and will power. The film was about the ideological clash between a young singer and his father. Megastar Chiranjeevi played the singer, while actress Shobana appeared as his love interest. Gemini Ganesan essayed the role of his father.
Released on March 4 in 1988, Rudraveena had won rave reviews from film critics and the viewers had also given it thumbs up. The movie was a big success both critically and commercially. Later, it was remade in Tamil as Unnal Mudiyum Thambi and Superstar Kamal Hassan played the lead role in the film. Interestingly, this Tamil version was also directed by K Balachander.