Tollywood production house clinches remaking rights of Mohanlal-starrer Oppam

In just 3 weeks, the Priyadarshan-directed movie has raked in more than Rs 27 crore gross.

By: Express Web Desk | Hyderabad | Updated: October 1, 2016 1:48 pm
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The recent Malayalam hit Oppam starring popular actor Mohanlal is ready to make a showdown in Tollywood as the dubbing and remaking rights of the movie were bought by a Telugu production house.

According to Andhra Box Office report, Overseas Network Entertainment (ONE) clinched the deal after the humongous response the movie got during its release in Onam. In just 3 weeks, the Priyadarshan-directed movie has raked in more than Rs 27 crore gross.

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B Dilip Kumar from ONE production house is ready to jointly release the movie in Telugu with Mohanlal, since the Malayalam star is afoot in Telugu movie industry as well, with two back-to-back films Janatha Garage and Manamantha, the report added.

Meanwhile, another report by Telugu360, stated that Tollywood star Nagarjuna will most likely be roped in for the Telugu version reprising Mohanlal’s role. Nagarjuna has already acted in experimental movies like Oopiri and Gaganam. The source also added that he would take a call soon.

Nagarjuna is, however, having a busy schedule this year. He said he will just do one movie and will be producing two other movies of his sons. “I will wrap up with just one movie this year, Om Namo Venkatesaya, and will be busy producing two pictures with my sons Chaitanya and Akhil,” Nagarjuna had said in a press meet earlier this month.

Oppam is a crime thriller about a blind elevator operator with a heightened sense of smell, touch and sound. The man is charged with committing a murder while he is innocent. The rest of the movie revolves around how he hunts down the real killer and proves his innocence.