Remake, sequel season

As the latest remake to hit the theatres, ‘Rathinirvedham’ has opened in a positive note, more and more projects of Sequels to the original hits, and  remakes of the original are embracing Mollywood. In this season of retakes running after the popularity of the original hit and its characters,a dozen of similar project are on the pipeline. Shaji Kailas’ much-awaited Mammootty-Suresh Gopi-starrer ‘The King and the Commissioner’ and ‘Valayar Paramasivam,’ a sequel to Dileep’s super hit movie ‘Runway’ and a remake of Mohanlal’s all-time hit ‘Naduvazhikal’ with Prithviraj in the lead are some among them.

Though the idea of cashing in on the sequels have backfired earlier in the case of sequels to Nadodikkatu and the recent cases in ‘August 15’, ‘Kasargodu Kadarbhai, and ‘Uppukandam Brothers’, still directors and producers are keen on the sequel formula. The dearth of novel ideas and writers are also prompting filmmakers to go for the remake formula.