Reliance Ent to produce Hindi remake of Tamil blockbuster ‘Vikram Vedha’

15 March, New Delhi


Anil Ambani-led Reliance Entertainment and its partners Plan C studios spearheaded by Neeraj Pandey and Y Not Studios headed by S Sashikanth are coming together to remake 2017’s Tamil blockbuster ‘Vikram Vedha’ in Hindi. The producers will retain the original director duo– Pushkar and Gayatri– for its Hindi remake. Renowned writer, producer, director Pandey will step in as the writer and creative producer for this magnum opus.

This also marks the beginning of an exciting partnership between some of the most commercially successful, dynamic and creative minds in the countryReliance Entertainment, Plan C Studios and Y Not Studios.

Y Not Studios, founded by Sashikanth has produced 12 feature films in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi, including ‘Vikram Vedha’ in 2017, which ranked as the number one Indian Film of 2017 on the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movies IMDb, ahead of some other gigantic blockbusters like ‘Baahubali 2’.

Plan C Studios an alliance between Reliance Entertainment and Neeraj Pandey and Shital Bhatia’s Friday Filmworks has been producing content-rich cinema like ‘Rustom’, ‘Naam Shabana’, ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ to name a few. A National Award winner, Pandey will lend his creative prowess to the film.

A cult film in its own right ‘Vikram Vedha’ is a neo-noir action crime thriller film originally written and directed by Pushkar and Gayatri. Based on the Indian meta folktale Vikram Aur Betaal, the film tells the story of a tough police officer who sets out to track down and kill an equally tough gangster. This Tamil blockbuster starred R Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi.

Shibasish Sarkar, COO Reliance Entertainment said, “Vikram Vedha is one of the best films to be made in recent times. This incredible collaboration is also a coming together of a dream creative team that would do true justice to a film like that.” Pandey, producer of the film added, “Vikram Vedha is a unique film and this story has to be retold to the Hindi audience world over. We have all grown up on the Vikram Betaal mythology, but this out of the box contemporary treatment makes it a must see movie”. Sashikanth of Y Not Studios said, ”After our two successful co productions in Hindi, Saala Khadoos and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan with Rajkumar Hirani and Anand L Rai respectively, we are super excited to join hands with Anil D Ambani led Reliance Entertainment and its partners Plan C studios spearheaded by the dynamic Neeraj Pandey for our third production. With this great team, we are looking forward to a blockbuster Hindi version of Vikram Vedha”.

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