The trend of remaking hit South Indian films in Bollywood continues with ‘Kaithi’ being the latest to get a Hindi version. Dream Warrior Pictures, the original producers, announced about the remake plans last day. They are teaming up with Reliance Entertainment to produce the Hindi version. Details regarding the director, cast and other crew members are expected to be revealed shortly.
‘Kaithi’ starring Karthi in the lead had hit screens last October during the Diwali season. Despite facing stiff competition from Vijay’s ‘Bigil’, ‘Kaithi’ had a glorious run thanks to the highly positive word of mouth from the public. It was director Lokesh Kanagaraj’s second outing after he made an impressive debut with ‘Maanagaram’.
The biggest highlight of ‘Kaithi’ was it was a pure action film sans any unnecessary hindrances like songs, romance or a separate comedy track. Critics and commoners unanimously praised the film and it emerged as a blockbuster success. The film ends on a cliffhanger with a potential opening for a second part. Both Karthi and the makers had announced that the sequel is definitely on.
It remains to be seen if the makers of the Hindi version decide to make a faithful remake without any unwanted commercial elements. It all depends on who plays the lead role.