The Telugu remake of Ratsasan went on floors last week. Directed by debutant Ramesh Varma Penmatsa, the movie features Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas and Anupama Parameswaran in the lead roles.
Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas’ new film launched today in Hyderabad. Directed by Ramesh Varma Penmatsa, Produced by Koneru Satyanarayana under Havish Lakshman Koneru Production & A Studios banner. Music by Ghibran.@BSaiSreenivas @GhibranOfficial pic.twitter.com/3khguoNnYX
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The yet-to-be-titled film is produced by Satyanarayana Koneru who had acquired the remake rights of the Tamil original. According to a report in DC, the director and producer were supposed to team up for a different movie before the Ratsasan remake cropped up. “Ramesh Varma was supposed to team up with producer Satyanarayana Koneru for a love story. He even readied the script, but just when things were set for the production, he chanced upon the remake of Ratsasan,” said a source.
Initial reports stated that Rakul Preet Singh and Raashi Khanna were being considered for the role played by Amala Paul in the original. However, Malayalam actress Anupama Parameswaran has been signed on, reports ToI. She will play a teacher in the film. Anupama debuted with the Malayalam film Premam, and has starred in a number of Telugu and Tamil films. Her most recent Telugu film was Hello Guru Prema Kosame.
“We are glad to be producing the remake of this sensational Tamil hit. Bellamkonda Sai Sreenivas will be seen in the lead role and he will opt for a new look in the film.,” said producer Havish Koneru according to Bollywood Life.
Vishnu Vishal, who played the lead role in the original, had acquired the Hindi remake rights even before the release of the original. The actor said that he felt confident enough with the movie that he went ahead and bought the rights without waiting to see how it performed at the box office. Directed by Ramkumar, Ratsasan also featured Kaali Venkat and Munishkanth in pivotal roles. Produced by Dilli Babu under the banner Axess Film Factory, the film featured Vishnu as a cop on the chase for a serial killer of young girls.
Ghibran, who composed music for the Ratsasan, will serve as the music director on the Telugu remake as well.