It is now known that the remake rights for Mohanlal’s Pulimurugan have been bought by Rajesh P Pillai from Abhishek Films for all the Indian languages. Reportedly he paid a whopping amount for the same. There was buzz that, they would rope in a massive star cats for each of the languages but no names had been revealed. However, according to a source on a leading portal, Prabhas of Baahubali fame is being considered for the Telugu and Tamil remake, while Bollywood superstar Salman Khan for the Hindi Remake. Wow, this is huge but we can totally picture both actors fight off tigers with ease. Good choice of cast we say! Also, it is unsure if Vysakh would direct the Tamil and Telugu version. We are now awaiting confirmations on the same. Also Read: Remake rights of Mohanlal’s Pulimurugan sold for a record price – read all details here
Pulimurugan starring Mohanlal came out during the Dusherra weekend and thereafter, was declared a raging hit. Along with rave reviews, the movie has minted a record breaking amount at the box office. Right from day one, the movie broke collection records. At the end of 15 days, the movie has crossed the Rs 35 crore mark. In fact, reports state, this might end up being the first Malayalam movie to cross Rs 100 crore mark. The biggest highlight of this movie is the 20 minute climax sequence between Mohanlal and a real tiger choreographed by the renowned Peter Hein. Set in the jungles of Vietnam, the movie is a compelling visual treat. Pulimurugan also happens to be Mohanlal’s most expensive movie till date, reportedly made on a budget of Rs 25 crore.
Pulimurugan comes after Mohanlal’s other hit movie – Oppam. The movie marked the comeback of Priyadarshan-Mohanlal after more than 2 decades, it has paid off and how. The movie has collected Rs 50 crore at the box office worldwide. The superstar plays a visually challenged guy who gets unintentionally involved in a murder and then senses the killer around him. Apart from Pulimurugan and Oppan, Mohanlal’s Telugu movie Janatha Garage also did phenomenally. It managed to join the 100 crore club. As you can see, Mohanlal is on a winning streak.
Coming back to the remake of Pulimurugan, what do you think of Prabhas and Salman Khan as part of the star cast? We really hope this comes through!