Malayalam crime thriller Oppam, starring Mohanlal in the role of a blind man, is one of the biggest hits in Mollywood's history. Pipping the records of even superhits, this Priyadarshan-directed thriller, which was released on last Sept 8, has collected Rs. 50 cr so far. Such is its Box Office stamina. This is going to be remade into Hindi and Kannada by Ajay Devgn and Shivrajkumar, respectively. In Telugu, it will be a dubbed version titled Kanupapa.
Telling the story of a blind elevator operator (a challenging role essayed with panache by the redoubtable Complete Actor), who has to nab the actual killer when he is wrongly charged with a murder at the apartment, the film comes with nuanced elements like Mohan Lal's character possessing certain extra-ordinary sensory powers.
Bowled over by the content, many producers tried their best for the Telugu remake rights of this movie. Finally, Aashirvad Cinemas and Overseas Network Entertainment are jointly producing this movie's dubbed Telugu version Kanupapa. Mohanlal is the producer and Dileep Kumar Bolugoti is the presenter.
Kanupapa's audio release function will be held on Jan 25. A popular actor will release it. The film will hit the screens on Feb 3. Since the Malayalam superstar has endeared himself to Telugu audience with two back-to-back films (Manamantha and Janatha Garage) in recent times, Kanupapa will be greatly awaited in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Speaking about the movie, the Superstar says, "I have played a blind man in this thriller. We are happy to release this entertainer on Feb 3rd. I hope the Telugu audience will make our movie a success as have the Malayalam movie audience."
The presenter Dileep Kumar Bolugoti says, "I am happy to bring 'Kanupapa' to Telugu audience in association with Mohanlal garu. We are confident that this will be a bigger hit in Telugu.
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