Bangalore Days was a mega hit in Mollywood and is still running quite successfully, so it came as no surprise when it was announced that there would be remakes of the flick coming soon to Tamil and Telugu fans as well. The movie was a refreshing one and based on the ‘youth experience’, so it made sense that it would have a cross cultural appeal.
Besides, the real element of success was that the movie had a star studded cast in Malayalam with the all the young stars like Dulquer Salman, Nivin Pauly, Fahadh Faasil, Nazriya Nazim and Parvathy Menon. Even the sensational Nithya Menon had a small but pivotal role.
So now the big question is who are the stars to replace them in the Tamil/Telugu versions! Speculations began almost immediately but now at least we have a list of contenders who are in play right now for the lead roles.
The possible ‘all star cast’ of the remakes might include Arya, Siddharth, Prasanna, Naga Chaithanya and the ever so popular and gorgeous Samantha Ruth Prabhu!
It is to be noted that all these names have loyal fan followings among both Tamil and Telugu audiences, so it looks like this is a wise selection by the makers.
The makers of the remake, by the way, are PVP Cinemas who acquired the rights from the production house of the original – Anwar Rasheed Entertainment.
The director of the remake will be Bhaskar of Bommarillu fame. Bommarillu was the original Telugu version of the Jayam Ravi – Genelia starrer Santhosh Subramaniam.
So now the fans have the unpleasant wait ahead of them until we have official confirmation about the cast and further details are revealed about the crew.
Who, for example, will be scoring the tunes in the new versions? The original soundtrack by Gopi Sunder was a hit, so will he be asked to reprise his role here?
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