There are unconfirmed reports stating that Suriya's Vignesh ShivnN directed Thaanaa Serndha Koottam is a remake of Akshay Kumar’s slick heist crime thriller Special 26.
Studio Green had bought the remake rights from Thiagarajan who had purchased it from Neeraj Pandey who directed and was one of the producers of the original. Thiagarajan who had plans to direct the Tamil version with his son Prashanth in the lead but later gave up the idea.
The film is excellent remake subject which will suit the sensibilities of Tamil audiences. And we hear that Vignesh ShivnN has made a lot of necessary nativity changes to suit the taste of Tamil audiences.
We hear that Ramya Krishnan has been roped in to play the role made memorable by Anupam Kher. Suresh Menon is cast as the investigating cop done by Manoj Bajpayee
The cast includes Keerthy Suresh, Senthil, Sathyan and RJ Balaji in key characters. Anirudh Ravichander is scoring music and Dinesh Krishnan is cranking the camera.