Vidya Balan starrer, ‘Tumhari Sulu’, was one of the most loved, successful and acclaimed films of 2017.
Now the film is set to be remade in Tamil.
The original also starred Manav Kaul, Neha Dhupia and Malishka Mendonsa.
The Tamil remake rights of the Suresh Triveni-directed drama-comedy, has been bought by the Chennai-based BOFTA Media Works India, which is currently producing Mr. Chandramouli, starring Karthik, Gautham Karthi, Regina, Varalaxmi and others, directed by Thiru.
Renowned actress Jyotika will play Vidya Balan’s character of Sulu, the housewife-turned-night RJ who becomes an instant hit and perseveres to balance her life as a home-maker and career woman.
Radha Mohan, who will direct the Tamil version, said, “I am excited to be directing such an appreciated film like Tumhari Sulu, and with Jyotika, with whom we had a great association in Mozhi. I was impressed with the realistic presentation of Tumhari Sulu and hope to re-create the magic in Tamil with Jyotika.”
Actress Jyotika said, “I am a big Vidya Balan fan. I love her voice and command over Hindi, which is rare in Bollywood today. I’ve watched every Vidya film, and Tumhari Sulu, in my opinion, is her most lovable work. I feel honoured to be stepping into her shoes. Kudos to the producers and to Suresh Triveni for making such a lively, honest, real and feel-good film!”
‘Tumhari Sulu’ was released worldwide on 17 November 2017 , both critical and box office success earned over ₹584 million on a ₹200 million budget.
The film received nine Filmfare Award nominations and won the Best Actress award for Vidya Balan.–CINEWS