The eternal favourite, the late Vittalacharya’s 1978 magic and horror Telugu film, dubbed into Tamil as Jaganmohini which had yester year sex- bomb Jayamalini has now been remade in Tamil with Namitha in the lead.
The all new Jaganmohini directed by veteran cameraman turned director NK Viswanathan is heavy on state of art special effects and graphics. Says director Viswanathan: “ The special effects is going to be one of the highlights of the film along with Namitha who plays a pearl diver and is looking glamorous.”
For Namitha the film is very crucial, at the moment the actress is going through a bad phase as all her recent films have bombed. And competition in the form of Mumaith Khan and Rahasya has eaten into her popularity.
Jaganmohini is the proverbial last straw for the sexy glam girl, who needs a hit badly to salvage her career in Kollywood. Namitha herself understands the importance of the film and says: “Yes Jaganmohini is an important film in which I have done my best. I have even done underwater scenes in the film, which I’m sure is going to be liked by my fans.”
The film is likely to release on Sep 18 or 25, and producer H.Murali says it will be one of the biggest ever Tamil and Telugu releases in over 500 screens.