Mohanlal's "Oppam" has turned out to be a big hit, winning critical appreciation as well as commercial success at the box office. As a result, makers of movies in other indian industries are now ready to recreate the Malayalam film in other languages. The Malayalam superstar's earlier film, "Drishyam," was remade in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.
Rumours are doing the rounds that many parties have come forward to acquire the rights of the film and that talks have started between the relevant parties. In fact, Kamal Haasan is likely to star in the Tamil version of the flick.
A strong hint on the development was given by Samuthirakani, who has acted in "Oppam," when he tweeted," Very happy & proud to be part of #Oppam super happy with the success!! Heard #Ulaganayagan going to remake in #Tamil. God gifted recognition on this great day!!Happy Onam!!!God bless!!!! [sic]"
It may be recalled that Kamal Haasan had also starred in "Papanasam," the Tamil remake of "Drishyam."
Meanwhile, "Oppam" has turned out to be a big money-spinner. The Malayalam movie has minted Rs. 12.60 crore in seven days, thereby beating the first-week record of Nivin Pauly's "Premam," which had raked in Rs. 10.4 crore. The movie, which won the hearts of the audience with its good content backed by brilliant performance by the key artistes, has given some much-needed success to director Priyadarshan.
"Oppam," which was released on Sept. 8, is a thriller produced by Antony Perumbavoor. It stars Mohanlal, Anusree, Samuthirakani, Vimala Raman and others.