Ishan will play lead in Pichaikkaran remake
Dwarakish Pictures, which holds the rights, are considering the actor for the remake to be directed by Chaitanya
Cinema Express had earlier reported that Ishan hopes to be part of the Pichaikkaran remake. The actor had been won over by the hero's character, played by Vijay Antony in the 2016 film that is set around a person's devotion to his mother. We now hear that Ishan's wish is likely to be fulfilled by Dwarakish Pictures, who hold the rights for the film. The production house is considering bringing the actor on board.
We spoke to Yogi Dwarakish who confirmed the news and said that it will the next production to be made under Dwarakish Pictures. It will be launched on his father's (Dwarakish's) birthday on August 19. Before the work on it begins, Ishan will have to enroll for a workshop.
Pichaikkaran will be Dwarakish Pictures’ 51st film
We have brought out 50 films so far, including originals and remakes. After I took the responsibility from my father, I invested in films such as Datta, Apthamitra, Vishnuvardhana, Charulatha, Aatagara and the latest Chowka, all have seen a successful 100-day run or a run higher than any average films.
What does a producer look for, when he or she decides to do a remake?
You may not believe it, but the minute I had the remake rights of Pichaikkaran, there were at least 15 producers asking me for the rights. Probably, it is the script. The film earned Rs. 20 crore in Tamil and Rs. 25 crore in Telugu... it has a moving subject. So I decided to invest in the film.
Remake is not a taboo
If I remember right, Ramayana and Mahabharatha were the first tales to be told through cinema... these were written in Sanskrit and later translated into many languages. Even real-life incidents are retold through characters. Remake is not taboo. Any good story that needs to be told over and over again can be told in different languages and can cater to every audience. Moreover I adapt movies and don't just remake them.
I wanted to make this film with a big star, but then I was given another opinion that such a film will work with an actor who is just one or two films old. Ishan was also keen on doing the film and we decided to bring him on board because he is a fresh new face.
Chaitanya is the best for Ishan
Chaitanya (the director) does the perfect job of adapting a movie, he knows how to bring in the local elements. I am comfortable with him, whether it is making original movies or remakes. He is a sensible director and a very good human being. As friends, our thoughts and ideas sync.
I also find Tarun Sudhir, Nanda Kishore Anil and Yoganand Muddanna (who is now directing a Sharan's film) easy to work with. But, when it comes to handling Ishan, I think only Chaitanya can do justice to it. He comes from a family of writers and thinkers, and that is an added advantage.