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National Award-winning filmmaker M. Manikandan, most popular for helming the critically acclaimed Tamil drama Kaaka Muttai, has acquired the remake rights of a Hollywood film which he plans to direct next year.
“It’s true that I’ve acquired the remake rights of a Hollywood film. It’s too early to divulge details but it’s a very interesting project and I plan to work on it next year,” Manikandan told IANS.
Unwilling to share more information, he said he will work on this project after he wraps up “Kadaisi Vivasayi”.
“I’ve already begun pre-production work on ‘Kadaisi Vivasayi’. It needs a 70-year old lead actor and we are currently on the lookout for one,” he said.
Maestro Illayaraja composed the background score of “Kaaka Muttai” fame director M. Manikandan’s upcoming Tamil crime-thriller “Kutrame Dhandanai” when it was in its post-production phase a few years ago.
“Illayaraja sir will be composing the background score. He is currently busy with another project and as soon as he’s done with it, he will start working on our film,” Manikandan told IANS. The film was earlier titled “Kutramum Dhandanayum”.
“We changed it to ‘Kutrame Dhandanai’ as Illayaraja sir felt it was more suitable,” he said.The film, which features Vidharth and Pooja Devariya in the lead, will feature no songs.
“If your story is engaging enough, I don’t see the need to include songs in a film. I came to this conclusion based on the feedback I received from audiences, who felt songs broke the narrative in recent Tamil films,” Manikandan said.
With IANS inputs