Successful remakes of Malayalam movie | The Times of India

‘Kadhaparayumbol’, directed by M Mohanan and written by Sreenivasan, tells the story of a barber’s life and how his life turns around when a celebrity comes to his village. The movie treated in a comical way ends with a heartwarming story of friendship between the barber and the celebrity. Sreenivasan, Mammootty and Meena played lead characters in the movie. The storyline which appeals to all types of the audience made the movie a huge success which drew interest from other industries for a remake of this Malayalam movie. The movie was initially made in Tamil named ‘Kuselan’ which had superstar Rajinikanth and Pasupathi in lead roles, while the Telugu version of the movie named ‘Kathanayakudu’ had Jagapathi Babu playing Sreeni’s role while Rajini played Mammootty’s role. Both the movies, owing to alterations to the original script, failed at the box-office. But the Hindi version named ‘Billu’, directed by Priyadarshan with Shah Rukh Khan and Irrfan Khan in lead roles was a massive hit in Bollywood.

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