Superstar Mohanlal's upcoming movie "Oppam" is one of the most-anticipated films of the year. And even before its release, the news we hear from the industry is that filmmaker Priyadarshan is keen to remake the crime thriller in Hindi.
The filmmaker has remade many South Indian movies in Hindi and when asked if he would do the same for the upcoming Mohanlal starrer, Priyadarshan told PTI, "Definitely. I am quite excited for it. Once the film releases, I will be pitching it to Bollywood actors. There are already inquiries for Tamil and Telugu remakes. I am just waiting for it to release and see how it is received by the audience."
In "Oppam," Mohanlal plays the blind lift operator Jayaraman, who is the prime suspect of a crime that takes place in a flat. How he finds the real killer and proves his innocence to the law is the gist of the crime thriller, in which Mohanlal's plays a fully blind man for the first time. He has acted as a partially blind person in the fantasy film, "Guru" in 1997.
The upcoming thriller marks the teaming-up once again of the successful actor-director duo Mohanlal and Priyadarshan, who have delivered many hits in Malayalam. However, their previous film "Geethanjali" failed to make a mark at the box office in Kerala and the two are expected to make a rocking comeback with "Oppam."
The film, which also has Vimala Raman and Sanchita Shetty in key roles, is the production venture of Antony Perumbavoor under the banner of Aashirwad Cinemas. It went on floors on March 5 and is scheduled as an Onam release in September.