One of the evergreen movies of 70’s in Malayalam cinema is KS Sethumadhavan directed Chattakari, which had Lakshmi and Mohan in the lead.
The film went on to become a milestone and was remade into Hindi as Julie with Lakshmi playing the title role.
Chattakari is now going to be remade with Nithya Menon playing the role made memorable by Lakshmi and new boy Unni Mukundan (who played hero in Tamil Seedan, a remake of Malayalam Nandanam) doing Mohan’s role.
The new Chattakari is being directed by Santosh Sethumadhavan, son of KS Sethumadhavan who did the original!
Now in the age of remakes in Malayalam, leading remake specialist producer Suresh Kumar of Revathy Kalamandir is remaking Chattakari.
Suresh knows the pulse and the old world value of remakes. Recently he has remade classics like Neelathamara and Rathinirvedam and tasted box-office success.
The all new Chattakari will be a Christmas 2011 release.