Actor Sunil Varma, who has so far starred in three remakes, is likely to be seen in yet another remake. If things fall in place, he will play the lead role in the upcoming Telugu remake of recent Tamil Blockbuster Sundarapandian. Telugu filmmaker Bheemineni Srinivasa Rao, who earlier remade Southern films like Tamizh Padam and Thirupaachi, will helm the new remake.
A source close to Bheemineni told IANS, "Sunil has been approached for the remake, but we haven't finalised anything yet. In a couple of weeks we would have something concrete. We know that Sunil, who watched the original, was happy with the film, and therefore, we are hoping he would come on board soon."
Character artiste-turned-hero Sunil has already acted in a few remake movies. His recent outings Maryada Ramanna, Mr Pellikoduku and Tadakha were the Telugu remakes of English classic comedy Our Hospitality, Hindi romantic-comedy Tanu Weds Manu and Tamil action-drama Vettai, respectively.
Sunil, who graduated from a comedian to the lead actor, is currently shooting for Telugu romantic-comedy Bheemavaram Bullodu. The actor is yet to give his consent for the remake of Sundarapandian. The source added, "If Sunil green-lights the project, regular shooting will start only after he completes his current film."
We bring you some interesting facts about Sundarpandian and its pictures. Continue to see them in the slideshow.
Sundarapandian Success At Box Office
Sundarapandian is a comedy drama film directed by debutant SR Prabhakaran, a former associate of M Sasikumar. Released on 14 September 2012, the movie has done brilliant collection at the TN Box Office.
Sundarapandian (M Sasikumar) is a son of rich landlord in a village and he spends all time with his friends. He is always ready help to his friends. The story takes an interesting turn, when he goes to convey his friend's love to his girl Archana (Lakshmi Menon), who happens to be his ex-flame.
Lead Roles In Sundarapandian
Besides producing Sundarapandian, Sasikumar has also played the titular role in the film, while Lakshmi Menon, Vijay Sethupathi, Soori, Inigo Prabhakaran and Appukutty appeared in supporting roles.
Sundarapandian Kannada Remake
Following its commercial success, the film Sundarapandian is being remade in Kannada as Raja Huli. Directed by Guru Deshpande, its Kannada version features Yash and Meghana Raj in the lead roles.
Positive Reviews For Sundarapandian
Sundarapandian, which had NR Raghunanthan's music and Premkumar's cinematography, had garnered rave reviews from film critics, who have described the movie as a 'clean family entertainer'.
Lakshmi - Best Debut Actress
Lakshmi Menon, who played the female lead in Sundarpandian, has bagged Vikatan and SIIMA Awards for Best Debut Actress.
SIIMA Nominations For Sundarpandian
Sundarpandian was also nominated for SIIMA Award in other categories like Best Film, Best Cinematographer and Best Comedian.