Ranveer Singh In The Hindi Remake Of Shankar's Anniyan: Film's Dubbed Hindi Version Titled Aparichit Was Widely Seen And Loved - Here's What's In It For Mr Singh

Anniyan: Ranveer Singh would now be starring in the remake of a film that is already so widely known

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Ranveer Singh In The Hindi Remake Of  Shankar's Anniyan: Film's Dubbed Hindi Version Titled Aparichit Was Widely Seen And Loved - Here's What's In It For Mr Singh
The “grand” announcement that the South’s maverick director Shankar is joining hands with Ranveer Singh  for a remake of the 2005 cult hit Anniyan raises a few questions. Ever since its release Anniyan is a worldwide  blockbuster. It has been dubbed  into various languages including French. In Hindi it was titled Aparichit had became one of  the most avidly watched Indian films on satellite channels.

 I remember speaking to the phenomenal Tamil actor Vikram who played the lead, on the success of Anniyan and he had said, “Everwhere I go people, in every part of this country and the world, they talk about Anniyan. None of my other films has the same impact or reach. In fact I worked harder on Shankar Sir’s I, lost many kilos, spent hours on the prosthetics. But it is Anniyan that people talk about.”

Vikram admitted that dubbing Anniyan into Hindi as Apirichit made the reach of the film exceptional. “Aparichit is  how I was recognized in the Hindi belt. Its impact is incredible and all-pervasive.”

Ranveer Singh would now be starring in the remake of a film that is so widely known. One rule of cinema: don’t touch the  classics. When the Hindi  remake  of Anniyan with Ranveer Singh shows up, there would be comparisons. Also, since audiences have seen  Aparichit repeatedly the remake  would have to be radically  different to get the required  number of eyeballs and still Ranveer Singh would be compared  unfavourably with the original.

Incidentally, what’s  with Shankar’s obsession with  vigilante  films? Shankar’s Indian, Anniyan, Ethiran(Robot)  were all vigilante films.

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