The Malayalam movie "Charlie" has become the highest grossing movie of Dulquer Salmaan in his acting career spanning six years. Apart from creating many records at the box office in India and abroad, the Martin Prakkat-directed movie also bagged as many as eight Kerala State Film Awards, becoming one of the best movies of 2015.
Recently, the Tamil remake rights of the blockbuster movie were bought by Prateek Chakravorty and Shruti Nallappa. International Business Times, India had then conducted a poll asking if the remake of the blockbuster will repeat the success of its original version, and a majority of the respondents wanted Dulquer to do the lead role in Tamil as well. However, sources close to the industry now confirm that R Madhavan will reprise the role of Dulquer in the Tamil remake, which will be directed by AL Vijay.
After watching "Charlie" in April 2016, Maddy had praised Dulquer via his Twitter handle. "@dulQuer bro saw Charlie.Fantastic WORK MAN.addicted 2 da making of da song Sundhari Penne.you folks totally rocked.loved u r singing bro [sic]," Madhavan wrote.
Upon receiving the message on the micro-blogging site, Dulquer had also thanked the Bollywood actor for his comment on the film. "Thank you so much sir!! Such an honor hearing this from you!! [sic]," Dulquer replied to Madhavan.
The upcoming untitled movie, which is the production venture of Pramod Films, will go on floors in November. Other details on the cast and crew of the remake version have not been revealed yet. Even though the basic storyline of the two free-spirited people will be the same in the Tamil version as well, the filmmaker had clarified that a few changes will be made to appeal to the Tamil audience.
It has to be noted that Tamil remakes of Malayalam movies have been working wonders at the Tamil Nadu box office, including Manju Warrier's "How Old Are You," Mohanlal's "Drishyam" and the multi-starrer "Bangalore Days." Therefore, expectation from the upcoming Maddy-starrer is also sky high.
Meanwhile, "Charlie," which completed 100 days of theatrical run in Kerala, is also expected to be remade in Bengali and Marathi. The film narrates the story of a mysterious young man and carefree vagabond named Charlie (Dulquer). His character catches the fancy of Tessa (Parvathy) for leading a footloose life and for leaving a mark on everyone he meets.