One of superstar Rajnikanth’s hit films of the early eighties, ‘Murattukkalai’, is being remade with the same title with director-turned-actor Sundar C playing the role made almost immortal by Rajnikanth. The Rajni-flick, with its high-octane stunt sequences including a fight sequence filmed atop a moving train, mesmerizing music and an interesting screen-play, was one of the significant hits in the superstar’s career in the early eighties.
The shooting of Sundar C’s ‘Murattukkalai’ has been wrapped and the film’s post-production work is going on in full swing in order to make the film ready to hit the screens by next Friday i.e. 5th November, on the eve of Deepavali. It won’t be surprising, though, if the producers change their minds at the very last moment about releasing the film on the eve of Deepavali.
The producer of the film, Gunanidhi Amirtham (in association with Aingaranil, happens to be the grandson of chief minister Kalaignar. As ‘Va Quarter Cutting’, which is another film produced by another grandson of Kalaignar, is also slated for a Deepavali release, the producer of ‘Murattukkalai’ might just be postponed to ensure that there is no competition between siblings.
Sneha, who has been out of favour with the producers and directors in Tamil films, pairs up with Sundar C for the first time while essaying the role played by Bollywoods’ Rathi Agnihotri in the original. As has become synonymous with Sundar C’s films of late, comedy plays a significant role. Vivek re-enacts the role, an extended one, played by the late comedian Surulirajan in the original version.