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Akshay Kumar to reunite with Priyadarshan for remake of Tamil hit ‘Visaranai’
Sanyukta Iyer | Mumbai Mirror | Feb 10, 2016, 11.15AM IST
Director-actor may team up for a Hindi remake of National Award-winning director Vetrimaaran's film
Tamil filmmaker Vetrimaaran, whose second feature film, 'Aadukalam,' bagged six National Film Awards in 2011, including the titles of Best Direction and Best Screenplay, is in Mumbai tomorrow for a screening of his latest thriller, 'Visaranai'. The film premiered in the Orizzonti (Horizons) section of the 72nd Venice Film Festival and won the Amnesty International Italia Award.
Now, Mirror has learnt that a Hindi remake with Akshay Kumar is in the works.
Priyadarshan, who last teamed up with the Khiladi for the 2010-comic caper, 'Khatta Meetha,' will be re-uniting with the actor for the remake. Their 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa' was a remake of the Malayalam hit 'Manichitrathazhu' too.
The tricolor moves Akshay to tears
"Late last year, Priyadarshan saw Visaranai and was blown away. Two days later he called me to say it was the best film he'd seen in a decade and bought the rights. He will direct and produce the Hindi film himself," asserts Vetrimaaran.
The original was an adaptation of 'Lock up,' a novel by M Chandrakumar, a rickshaw driver from Coimbatore. It's about police brutality, corruption and loss of innocence in the face of injustice. "It's not just a story, Chandrakumar is the face of lakhs of innocents who have faced atrocities in police lockups," Vetrimaaran signs off.


There is no official announcement yet but acc. to some reports akshay sir will attend special screening of visarani in mumbai in a few days.

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Man.looking at the trailer visaraanai feels like film of the century(i haven't seen the film though yet)so it will be great if akshay stars in the remake.

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I hope this news will turn out true, this film may not do huge bo numbers but it looks like a hard hitting film.


just watched it..movie is good but akshay is not suitable for this film...........

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