Kammula to direct Tamil, Telugu versions of Hindi film ?Kahaani?

NEW DELHI: Endemol India and Select Media Holdings have signed critically acclaimed film maker Sekhar Kammula to direct the Tamil and Telugu versions of the Bollywood blockbuster ?Kahaani? for the south market.

Kammula is known for some path breaking films. From his debut film ?Dollar Dreams? to his latest movie ?Life is Beautiful?, this director has been a recipient of awards and accolades that range from the National Film Awards to the Nandi Awards. His film Happy Days that released in 2007 was very well received by the audiences and trade analysts alike. It won him the Nandi Award, the Filmfare and Dasari awards.

Vijay C Kumar, a Nandi award winner for the Film Godavari, will be the Director of Photography and Marthand Venkatesh , another Nandi award winning editor for films like Arundhati, Daddy and Tholi Prema, will be the editor. Renowned novelist Yandamoori Veerendranath will be co-writing the adaptation of this bilingual film along with Sekhar Kammula.

Producer of popular shows like Bigg Boss, Fear Factor, Savdhaan India, The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, Endemol India has already acquired rights to remake the Vidya Balan starrer and will take this forward in association with Moving Pictures ? the film production arm of Select Media Holdings Pvt. Ltd. Currently both the production houses are in talks with a couple of renowned actors from South to essay the powerful characters

Kammula said, ?Kahaani is a brilliant work of cinema and I am delighted to be a part of this recreation along with Endemol India and Moving Pictures. It is a character driven script and the characterization will have local appeal. Our adaptation will retain the thrill and essence of the original, but will also add a unique dimension to the film.?

Deepak Dhar, CEO - Endemol India said, "We feel that Kahaani is a great film to commence our film operations in the South. We are confident that Sekhar will deliver to our audiences? expectations. He is popularly known for his coming-of-age brand of cinema and we are certain that this movie will add yet another feather to his hat.?

Latest Reads
Kamal Haasan talks about the pathbreaking films that inspired his career

MN+, the gold class of Hollywood movies associated with Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroop 2 for Season 3 of Pathbreakers.

Movies Hollywood
No. 1 Bhojpuri Channel, ZEEL’s Big Ganga collaborates with foremost Bhojpuri superstar Ravi Kishan for a 7-movie deal

Over the last two decades, Bhojpuri movies industry has seen a revolution in the form of content, talent, and production.

Movies Regional
Zee Cinemalu Announces World Television Premiere of Superhit Romance-Idi Maa Prema Katha

Continuing to respect and support new-time actors, Zee Cinemalu’s World Television Premiere of Idi Maa Prema Katha stars the well-known faces from the small screen – Zee Telugu’s very own Anchor Ravi and Kalyana Vaibhogam-famed Meghana Lokesh.

Movies Regional
&pictures to air Sonakshi Sinha and Sidharth Malhotra?s spine-chilling thriller Ittefaq on Saturday, 21st July 2018 at 8pm

A CBI officer is assigned a double murder case which involves two witnesses who are also the prime suspects of the case.

Movies Hindi
Zee Action to air The Monkey King 2 on Saturday, 21st July at 8pm

Five hundred years after the Havoc in Heaven, the Tang Priest is appointed by Buddha to go to the West to fetch the sacred scriptures

Movies Hindi
Zee to launch Zee Classic HD channel

The Punit Goenka-led Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL), is all set to launch Zee Classic's HD version.

Movies Hindi
Shemaroo Entertainment Releases Padmaavat On Blu-ray and DVD for Cinema Lovers

Shemaroo Entertainment Limited, one of India?s leading global content power house, released the Blu-rays and DVDs of Sanjay Leela Bhansali?s magnum opus, Padmaavat- one of the most expensive Indian films ever made.

Movies Hindi
Al-Futtaim, PVR sign MoU to explore opportunities in MENA region

Multiplex operator PVR signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dubai's Al-Futtaim to explore opportunities to jointly develop cinema business in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Movies Hindi
&Priv? HD to premiere the psychological thriller ?The Gift? on 23rd June

&Priv? HD, the premium destination for nuanced cinema, is all set to premiere the American mystery-thriller The Gift on Saturday, 23rd of June at 1:00 pm and 9:00 pm. The movie marks the directorial debut of actor Joel Edgerton who also plays a central character along with Jason Bateman and...

Movies Hindi

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories