Late Yash Chopra's 1975s Bollywood blockbuster Deewaar is all set to be remade in Kannada. The Hindi film, which starred Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor, is likely to feature Sudeep, who has acted in a few Hindi films, and Darshan in the lead roles.
Indrajit Lankesh has acquired the rights of the film and he is game for the remake. The director has said that he wants to cast Sudeep and Darshan in the roles played by Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor in the original.
"I acquired the remake rights of Deewaar when Yash Chopra ji was alive. Sudeep and Darshan, in my opinion, could enact the roles played by Big B and Shashi Kapoor. I had expressed my wish to remake when I met Darshan last time but nothing has been finalised. It all depends upon their available dates," Indrajit told Janashri.
According to the director, no other actors than Sudeep and Darshan could do such roles in Sandalwood. However, he is hopeful that his dream project could happen sometime next year.
Deewaar was written by Salim-Javed and directed by Yash Chopra. It was produced by Gulshan Rai and also featured Nirupa Roy, Neetu Singh, Satyendra Kapoor, Parveen Babi and others in the cast.
Deewaar tells the story of two brothers, who take different paths in life. While Vijay (Amitabh) becomes a smuggler, Ravi (Shashi) turns a cop.
Deewaar received the Filmfare Best Movie Award of 1975 in addition to six other Filmfare Awards and was a superhit at the Box Office.
Deewaar not only had an excellent story but also had punch dialogues. Some of the dialogues from the film are popular even today.
Vijay: Aaj mere paas bangla hai, gadi hai, paisa hai.......tumhare paas kya hai?
Ravi: Mere paas Maa hai!
Parveen Babi's role of a drinking, smoking and sleeping with her beau had broken the traditional way of portraying female leads in Indian cinema.
Sudeep and Darshan
Will Sudeep and Darshan agree to star in Deewaar remake? Only time can answer.