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If Bachchan Pandey is indeed Jigarthanda remake, what are your expectations from it? And who should be cast in the hero's role?

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Bobby Simha as Assault Sethu in Jigarthanda [Tamil Original]

P. Ravi Shankar as Assault Armuga in Jigarthanda [Kannada remake] 

Varun Tej as Gani in Gaddalakonda Ganesh [Telugu remake]

Akshay Kumar as Bachchan Pandey in the Hindi remake


Jigarthanda [Tamil original]

  • Bobby Simha won the National Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2014. 
  • Bobby Simha won the Filmfare South Award for Best Supporting Actor. 


Actors who played the lead,

Siddharth played the main lead in Jigarthanda [Tamil original]

Rahul played the main lead in Jigarthanda [Kannada remake]

Atharvaa Murali reprised Siddharth's role in Gaddalakonda Ganesh [Telugu remake]


  • Jigarthanda [Kannada - 2016] was the loyal remake of Tamil original. 
  • Gaddalakonda Ganesh was more of an Telugu adaptation of the Tamil original. 
  • Hindi remake with Akshay Kumar more likely to follow the Telugu version. 
  • Unlike Tamil & Kannada versions, Telugu version sold the movie as Varun Tej's film. Probably because he was the bigger star & Tamil actor Atharvaa was making his Telugu debut. Pooja Hegde got the hype as Varun Tej's love interest. 
  • Much of the story was moulded to highlight Varun's Gani character in Telugu remake with enough masala elements to please Telugu audience.


Trailers -

Jigarthanda [Tamil]


Jigarthanda [Kannada remake]


Gaddalakonda Ganesh [Telugu remake]


Vijay Sethupathi made a friendly yet mass special appearance in Tamil original playing the younger version of Bobby Simha in the flashback showing how he became Assault Sethu. 

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Jigarthanda (original) was a good movie aided by superlative performance and technical brilliance. Varun tej's controversial valmiki was a watchable mass entertainer which also managed hit business.
Akki got lucky, he got a better original movie than the one he was doing earlier.
The hero could be Ritesh as he is in the favorite list of NGE and as I don't think they can manage a star hero for hero's role because it's given akki will be given more importance like the telugu version..
So any non star like Ritesh or Saif can do that role.

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Saif is too much of a senior to play such characters now.


Jackky bhagnani ..


Jackyy Bhagnani doesn't take up acting roles now. Plus Sajid Nadiadwala will offer Jackyy out of all role in his production?