“A remake should suit the regional taste, especially with the culture and lifestyle over here,”says filmmaker Radha Mohan.
His forthcoming release is ‘Kaatrin Mozhi’ starring Jyothika in the lead and it is a remake of Bollywood hit ‘Tumhari Sulu’.
Vidharth and Lakshmi Manchu play important role will Simbu appears in a cameo. Kumaravel, Bhaskar, Manobala, Mohan Raman, Uma Padmanabhan among others form part of the cast. Musical is by A H Kaashif, nephew of Academy Award winner AR Rahman. Radha Mohan hands with Jyothika after Mozhi, that came a few years ago.
Excerpts from his interview
Q:On working with Jothika again?
A: This is completely new when it comes to Jyotika and my erstwhile association with her in ‘Mozhi’. She was someone, who doesn’t utter a word and yet convey more emotions and expressions through her eyes in ‘Mozhi’. But ‘Kaatrin Mozhi’ is something exactly in contrast, where we you would find her indulged with talkative nature.
Q: Why did you opt to remake ‘Tumhari Sulu’?
A: One day, Jyotika called me up and asked if I had seen the Hindi film Tumhari Sulu with a suggestion that it would be an apt to remake it. It was then, I saw the movie and felt it would be apt one too. So things proceeded as it was and I must really thank BOFTA Dhananjayan for being a complete support in turning our dreams into reality.
Q: How did you manage to complete the shoot very quickly?
A: The shooting was wrapped in a short span of time. Everything was completely planned and well written even before the commencement of shoot. In this manner, there weren’t any confusion during the shoot. We would prepare the entire portions involving the actors and give the dialogue and script papers a day before the shoot. This made the process flow through smoothly.
Q: Have you made changes to the content in the remake?
A: Even for those who have already watched the film ‘Tumhari Sulu’, it’s going to be a different experience. Remaking a film exactly as its original version isn’t a big deal. But we have made so many changes according to the regional tastes, especially with the culture and lifestyle over here. We have included some additional characters in the film, which will be offering a fresh experience indeed.