Feb 28, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): South Indian actor Prithviraj will be seen in the lead role of the Malayalam remake of Kamal Hassan starrer Tamil blockbuster, Kaaki Chattai. Pramod Pappan will direct the Malayalam remake, and Jagadeesh Chandran will produce it under his banner, Kichu Films.
Although the plot is similar to the original, Rajesh Jayaram is working on the intricacies of the script to make it relevant to the present time.
Kamal Hassan played the role of an undercover cop in the original, which was produced by Sathya Movies, and directed by the renowned film maker, Rajashekhar.
Earlier, Puri Jaganath had partially replicated the premise of Kaaki Chattai in his Telugu movie, Pokkiri, which was remade in Tamil under the same title, and then in Hindi – Wanted, starring Salman Khan.
– R. Richard Mahesh / Sampurn Wire