Do remake movies with lavish budget assure returns?

Source : SIFY
Last Updated: Thu, Jun 12, 2014 10:28 hrs

When big star movies are announced there are many people who put such movies on their must watch list. The established and big stars of the film industry have their defined set of audience who watch their movies irrespective of the being good or not.

One of such star is Sudeep who recently directed and acted in the remake of the Telugu movie Mirchi which was titled Manikya in Kannada. Manikya, seemed like a fascinating hit in the initial days. In fact even before the movie released, there was much hype created around it. The making of the movie caught the attention of the cini goers and then the star cast which included artistes like Ravichandran and Ramya Krishna.

Remake movie made at a whopping budget of 20 crores is yet to come to terms with its production cost event after a month after the release.

Sources from the team had claimed that the movie was really doing well and had collected about 14 crores in the first week, but nobody had clearly mentioned about the statistics. Now, we have the producer and distributor of the film Manikya going on records and stating that he is yet to recover the costing of the movie and will be able to recover only when the movie completes 50 days.

While remake movies starring well known stars of the film industry are made on a lavish budget, the original movies with good content often suffer to be showcased in a well deserved manner because of the budget constraint. It’s high time film makers in Sandalwood realise that remakes with monstrous funds cannot always be the crowd pullers.


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