Published On: Wed, Jun 6th, 2018

Puri’s Telugu hit is Ranveer’s ‘Simmba’, and now a Tamil film

Looks Like Ranveer Singh has competition. His big cops-action film “Simmba” which is a remake of the Telugu hit “Temper”, already has a Tamil version for competition.

Vishal Krishna, basking in the huge success of his Tamil/Telugu cyber thriller “Irumbu Thirai”, has bought the Tamil remake rights of Puri Jagannath’s Telugu hit
“Temper” which featured N T Rama Rao Junior as a hot-headed corrupt cop who befriends a gang lord.

Interestingly the same film is being remade in Hindi as “Simmba” with Ranveer Singh playing the cop. Rohit Shetty directs the film in Hindi which Karan Johar produces.

Vishal Krishna remains unfazed by the competition.

“I wanted to remake Temper into Tamil as it deals with the theme of child rape. I feel it’s very important for actors to use their audiences’ support to raise issues through and beyond entertainment,” he said.

Vishal’s film, to be directed by “Irumbi Thirai” director P s Mithran, will undergo many changes in the transition.

“We are looking at an entirely different interpretation of the story. Our Tamil version of Temper would be completely different from the original,” he said.

—IANS