This seems like the season of remakes. What is even more interesting is that remakes are now being acknowledged. Gone are those days when a film was remade without even a by-your-leave.
The Akshay-Kumar-Sidharth Malhotra Hindi starrer, Brothers -- to open on August 14 and which has been remade from Warriors -- will soon have Telugu and Tamil versions. Tamil actors like Suriya, Karthi and Vikram have been in talks for possible roles.
Also, Telugu actors, such as Ram Charan and Rana Daggubati (recently seen in Bahubali/Baahubali), have been sounded out.With the phenomenal success of movies like Drishyam (Malayalam to Telugu to Tamil to Hindi) and Baahubali (Telugu to Bahubali in Tamil), there is a renewed interest in remakes or bilinguals. Once the leading production houses of the time, AVM and Gemini, freely remade films -- Hindi to Tamil or vice-versa.
Also, Brothers comes in the wake of a growing interest in sports works. It all began with Shahrukh Khan's hockey adventure in Chak De India, and this was followed by movies like Paan Singh Tomar (steeplechase), Bhaag Milka Bhaag (Farhan Akhtar as an Olympian runner) and Mary Kom (Priyanka Chopra as a boxer).