Tamil remake of super-hit film "Drishyam" is always on news. Though there have been no official announcements regarding the title, rumours are that the film is named "Papanasam". The film stars Kamal Haasan in the lead and will be directed by Jeethu Joseph who had earlier directed the Malayalam version.
Though much information regarding the film is not yet revealed, there are also rumours that the film will see actress Gauthami playing the lead opposite Kamal Haasan in the film. There are also reports that the music of the film will be composed by Gibran who have done the music for Kamal's previous films like "Vishwaroopam 2" and "Uthama Villain".
The film also had its share of troubles when Malayalam film maker and script writer Satheesh Paul approached the court to stall the filming of the Tamil version.
According to Satheesh Paul, the film is a copy of his story which is published as a book titled "Oru Mazhakalathu" in May 2013. Reportedly, the film maker had even approached the several producers including Antony Perumbavoor who have produced "Drishyam" in Malayalam.
"Someone informed Satheesh about the upcoming film "Drishyam"and its storyline. Satheesh is friends with Jeethu, and he was told by Jeethu that "Drishyam"is going to be a family drama, and not a thriller. But when the movie was released, he realised that it's an exact copy," said Benoy Kadavan, Satheesh's advocate to Times of India
Satheesh approached the court when he found that the film is made in to Tamil as he had also a written a script based on his story to be made in Tamil. However, the makers of Kamal Haasan's film have refuted the reports and said that they will precede the case legally and resolve the issue.
Meanwhile, Bollywood producer Ekta Kapoor has also filed a petition seeking to stall "Drishyam" remake in Hindi.
"Drishyam" was released in Malayalam in 2013 and became a record-breaking film in Malayalam. It starred Mohanlal and Meena in the lead. The movie was later re-made in Telugu and Kannada and both were proved successful in the box office.
The pooja function of the Tamil film was held in Chennai on 16 July. The Kamal Haasan starrer is produced jointly by Wide Angle Creations and Raj Kumar Theatres Pvt Ltd.