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By: Settu Shankar
Monday, November 05, 2007
Jagan Mohini, the evergreen ghost movie with sexy Jayamalini as the Mohini, is still fresh in the memories of film buffs. Released in Telugu in the year 1978, Vittalacharya, the director known for his typical ghost masala movies, dubbed the film in Tamil in the same year. The dubbed version also created a record at the Tamil box office.
Narasimma Raaju and Jayamalini played the lead roles in this film. It had some stunning visual effects though computer was not heard of in the film industry at that time. Vittalacharya's name became synonymous with many such movies.
Now, Lakshmi Movie Makers have decided to remake this movie in Tamil. The film will be directed by cinematographer-turned-director N.K. Vishwanathan. Sexy Namitha has been approached to play the role of Jayamalini, as th makers of the film feel that she could essay the role well. Lakshmi Movie Makers have even procured the rights of the original from Sreenivasan, son of late Vittalacharya.
Namitha has heard the story but is yet to give he final nod to the producers. But Lakshmi Movie Makers is waiting hopefully for Namitha!