Multifaceted actor Raghava Lawrence on Thursday confirmed that he will be remaking Rajinikanth’s cult classic, Moondru Mugam. “I friends and fans! I need all your blessing. I would like to share a happy news with you all. I will be remaking #Superstar’s #MoondruMugam,” the actor posted on his Facebook page.
“Personally I am a big Rajini sir fan. I have watched Moondru Mugam in theatre as a fan and I have whistled. I am happy that I would be remaking the film now. I am starting this film with Superstar’s blessing,” he added.
Raghava said that he met and discussed with the Thalaivar about his decision to reprise the latter’s iconic triple role in Moondru Mugam. He said Rajinikanth was very happy for him and even gave his blessing for this project. Raghava was mentored by Rajinikanth himself in the initial phase of his career.
According to reports, Raghava has already started working on the script. The script will be tweaked to suit the taste of the current Tamil audience. He will be producing the film along with S Kathiresan.
— Raghava Lawrence (@offl_Lawrence) November 3, 2016
Raghava has taken the herculean task of reprising Rajinikanth’s evergreen roles. Moondru Mugam is among the most popular cult classics in Tamil movies that came out during the 1980s. Among Rajinikanth’s three different roles, his police character called Alex Pandian in the film is so beloved by Tamil film audiences that even today a mere reference to to this character will send fans into a tizzy.
After finalising the script, Raghava will zero in on a director to helm the film. Raghava, meanwhile, is awaiting the release of Motta Shiva Ketta Shiva.
It is worth mentioning that Thala Ajith starred in 2007 gangster film Billa, a remake of Rajinikanth’s 1980 blockbuster movie of the same name The success of the film redefined his stardom in the industry, which was on a shaky ground at the time.