Thursday, May 12, 2005

One More!

Still on the topic of Hollywood remakes of Indian films, a Tamil film too seems to have a shot at being remade in Hollywood. Our own Simbhu has mentioned at a press conference in Hyderabad yesterday, that he had sent 20th Century Fox the storyline of his Manmadhan, which they liked. They have apparently asked him to send them the full script, which he is now working on!

So would it be called Playboy or Casanova? And who could play the lead?

15 Comments:

At 12:21 PM, Blogger Ansh said...

as long as simbu himself doesnt play the lead role...it would be watchable!

 
At 12:41 PM, Anonymous ram said...

I actually thot Simbhu did a fine job in Manmadhan, both as a writer and as an actor. I'm very happy for him...

I just hope this success doesnt get to his head...I've found him to be treading the line between confidence and chutzpah...hopefully he'll have his head on his shoulders...tho a very unimpressive title, i'm looking fwd to his "thotti jaya."

 
At 1:11 PM, Anonymous Asokan said...

Okay, stop! This is just getting ridiculous!!! MANMADHAN had one of the most absurd storylines I ever saw. A serial-killing hero who is also the romantic lead? In a Hollywood film? Oh, come on, people! Such a silly conceit may work in the detached world of Tamil cinema, but not in the relatively more grounded one of Hollywood. Oh, well...

 
At 1:16 PM, Blogger Suguna Purushothaman said...

Oh boy!!!!!!! man - made - an ???

 
At 1:27 PM, Blogger Munimma said...

I read that article, I will believe it when I see it.
BTW, have you seen the interviews he has been giving recently? not just gone to his head, but over and above that.

 
At 1:32 PM, Anonymous ram said...

"Such a silly conceit may work in the detached world of Tamil cinema, but not in the relatively more grounded one of Hollywood."

I somehow always thot otherwise...i always thot Hollywood churned out more preposterous stuff...like Hannibal and the like...I mean, "Silence of the Lambs" was "real" for all its larger-than-life characters but movies like the sequel was as ridiculous as any badly made Tamil movie I've seen...

as for Manmadhan, with a few tweaks, I can see a crazy Hollywood villain in the making...maybe Ed Norton?

Or, am i being ridiculous in my support for Simbhu!

 
At 2:16 PM, Blogger Orange Fronkey said...

Good for him!

Hey... I read somewhere that Kaaka Kaaka was gonna be made in English as well... Or was I dreaming? I wish I could find the source... ITs prolly from Cinesouth... I dont trust them. =P

 
At 4:49 PM, Anonymous GP said...

Not bad.. Though Manmadhan was not all that great, so were so many 20th Century Fox movies. I think Leonardo Dicarpio or Orlando Bloom would be good choice.. Jothika's role can be given to Kirsten Dunst and Yana Gupta can come for Sindhu Dulani.

 
At 6:54 PM, Blogger Balaji said...

asokan, i too don't think one would call Hollywood more grounded in reality. I think they just present even the atrocious in a better way.
But yes, audiences may not accept a serial killer as a romantic lead. But if you think about it, Jo's role was little more than a filler in 'manmadhan'. the meat of the film lay in the murders, the flashback and the twist at the end. me thinks those could be hollywoodized pretty well...

munimma, well put. he's supposedly playing 4 roles apart from taking on direction in 'vallavan'. and he definitely comes off as someone who thinks of himself as god's gift to Tamil cinema. have to wait and see how long he rides 'manmadhan's wave.

merino, i did read about that too. but haven't heard a word about it since then...

 
At 7:25 PM, Blogger F e r r a r i said...

Imagine Manmandhan in english with T Rajendar dialogues :-)

 
At 10:10 PM, Blogger Zero said...

Oh my! Manmadhan in Hollywood? I would rather make a movie on remaking Manmadhan in Hollywood! That ll be hilarious!

Yeah, hollywood slasher flicks are no better! But, wasn't certain things copied straight away. Like the blood-oozing-out-of-nose thing from some serial-killer movie? Valentine? Dunno, am not sure.

Some time ago, it was said that "Kaakka Kaakka" also has a chance of being made in Hollywood. Or, is it all summa?

Ram,
Or, am i being ridiculous in my support for Simbhu!
No comments ;).

Gp, If Yana Gupta comes in for Sindhu Dulani, who ll come in for Yana Gupta? (toned as Kamal's question on telugu words in Mumbai Xpress) ;)

 
At 10:42 PM, Blogger Ram.C said...

ஏற்கனவே சிம்புவுக்கு ஒரு மிதப்பு..
இப்ப வந்துடுச்சு ஒரு வாய்ப்பு...
இன்னும் எகிறிடும் தலைகனப்பு...
'வல்லவன்'ல வேகுமா பருப்பு..

 
At 10:57 PM, Anonymous ram said...

Soapa Thaecha Varum yaa Nora
Indha Manmadhanukku Enna yaa Kora
Hollywood Thattichuna Kadhava Thora
SriDevi Paithyamnaa Moondraam Pira
Oor Paechula Yaera Povudhu yaa Simbuvukku Pora...
http://www.hindu.com/fr/2005/05/13/stories/2005051302350100.htm

 
At 12:30 AM, Anonymous Asokan said...

Balaji has a valid point there.
Hollywood may often be as ridiculous in its stories as Tamil films, but they sure know how to make it more convincing. But the idea of remaking such a unoriginal movie as MANMADHAN or the dead-boring crap that was KAAKA KAAKA is just silly.

 
At 4:38 AM, Anonymous Gopi said...

American Psycho with Christian Bale was really good (probably why I wasn't that impressed when I watched Manmadhan in India last fall). I haven't watched kaaka Kaaka but there have already been plenty of Hollywood movies along a similar story line...the most recent being A Man Apart. So if these Tamil movies were to be "remade" in Hollywood, they would barely make a dent at the box office. I still dig only movies specific to Indian culture (melodramatic stuff with songs in Indian locales). 'nuff said.

 

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