It sounds incredible!
A small budget Tamil crass comedy Banda Paramasivam made at a cost of Rs 2 Crore was remade in Hindi as Housefull 2 and went on to do business worth Rs 100 Crore plus!
PT Selvakumar actor Vijay’s PRO and producer of Banda Paramasivam made the film for Rs 2 Crore. It was directed by comic actor TP Gajendran with Prabhu, Abbas,Kalabhavan Mani, Rambha and Monica and released in 2003.
Nearly 10 years after Hindi producer Sajid Nadiadawala seems to have been “inspired” by Banda Paramasivam to make Housefull 2. The film directed by Sajid Khan had Bollywood A-list stars like Akshay Kumar,John Abraham, Asin and Jacqulene Fernandez. The film is a super hit collecting over Rs 100 Cr!
The irony of it is that Banda Paramasivam is itself a remake of the 1998 Malayalam comedy Mattupetti Machan starring Mukesh, Jagadish and Siddique.
Large parts of this film were “inspired” from an old Jerry Lewis film!