After creating tremendous box office records all over the world, Dulquer Salman and Parvathy's "Charlie" will now soon be remade in Tamil.
The Tamil remake rights of the Martin Prakkat directorial have been purchased by Prateek Chakravorty and Shruti Nallappa, and the movie will be produced under the banner of Pramod Films. The producers made the deal on Feb. 7 in Kochi along with the original movie's producer Joju George, scriptwriter Unni R and director Martin.
"#PramodFilms acquires Tamil remake rights of#Charlie. @ShrutiNallappa will be the Co producer â˜º #Charlie #Megahit #BoxofficeWinner #Dulquer#Parvathy, (sic)" reads a post on the movie's official Facebook page.
Details on the upcoming film have not been not revealed yet as the makers are still finalising the cast and crew of the remake. The details are expected to be officially announced soon. Earlier, there were rumours that Tamil superstar Dhanush would acquire the remake rights of "Charlie" in Kollywood, to be produced under the actor's home production banner Wunderbar Films.
It has to be noted that having acted in two Kollywood films â€" "OK Kanmani" and "Vaayai Moodi Pesavum" â€" Dulquer enjoys a huge fan following in Tamil Nadu. Even though the audience would like to see the young actor in the remake version as well, rumour mills from the industry suggest the names of Siddharth, Vijay Sethupathi and Sivakarthikeyan are being considered for the lead role. Whether the remake version repeats the magic of the Dulquer-starrer is something we need to wait and watch for.
Meanwhile, Anjali Menon's blockbuster movie "Bangalore Days", starring Dulquer and Parvathy, was recently remade into Tamil as "Bangalore Natkaal." However, the movie opened to mixed response from the audience and many of them were of the opinion that the flick was not as good as the original due to poor casting.
"Charlie" narrated the story of a mysterious man named Charlie who became the favourite of everyone he met. Tessa (Parvathy), who stayed in a house previously inhabited by Charlie, found a comic strip sketched by him telling the story of him and a thief. With the comic strip ending abruptly, Tessa embarked on a mission to find more about the story and the person behind the sketch. How she got to know about him from various characters formed the gist of "Charlie."