After tasting success with Bollywood’s ace actor, Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan, which won the National Award for Best Popular Film, producer
Rockline Venkatesh is looking south for another box-office magic.
And this time, he has chosen the talented actor Dhanush's films.
The producer has bought the rights of Visaranai, and will be remade in Kannada and Hindi. The acclaimed Tamil language thriller film, written and directed by Vetrimaaran, was made under Dhanush productions.
The film that won the national award for three categories is based on the novel Lock Up by auto rickshaw driver-turned- writer M Chandrakumar. Supposed to be based on a real life story, the film deals with police brutality, and corruption. It features Dinesh, Anandhi and Aadukalam Murugadoss with Samuthirakani playing a supporting role. The producer says, "Visaranai carries universal appeal and the subject should be told in all languages. So I decided to make it in Kannada and Hindi."
Meanwhile, Venkatesh has also gone ahead and taken the rights for Dhanush- and-Amala Paul starrer Velaiyilla Pattathari (VIP), which he plans to make in Kannada. "VIP is an entertainer, which will be liked by the Kannada audience too. So I picked it up." he says.
Currently, the producer is concentrating on Gandu Endare Gandu starring Ganesh and Shanvi Srivastava directed by Ramesh Aravind. "Our second schedule of the film will start on April 15, when we plan to complete the talkie portions. Only after the completion of the film will I take up Visaranai and VIP,” says Venkatesh.