Anna Ben starrer Helen to be remade in 4 languages!
Last year’s superhit Malayalam film ‘Helen’ is getting ready to be remade in multiple languages. As confirmed by the makers, the Telugu, Kannada, Tamil and Hindi rights have already been sold. The Hindi version will have Jhanvi Kapoor in the lead. Jhanvi’s father Boney Kapoor and Zee Studios will be producing the film. Details regarding the director’s name and other crew members are not yet known.
In Tamil, Keerthi Pandian of ‘Thumbaa’ fame, plays the lead role. Her dad Arun Pandian is reprising the father’s role played by Lal in the original. The film is being directed by Gokul, who has previously helmed films like ‘Idharkuthaane Aasaipattai Balakumara’, ‘Junga’, and ‘Kashmora’. Shoot is already at the halfway stage.
‘Helen’ directed by debutant Mathukutty Xavier is a survival thriller with Anna Ben playing the titular role. Releasing in November last year, the film had a successful theatrical run. It was received well by both the critics as well as the general public. Since it is a survival thriller, the story should appeal to a wide range of audience irrespective of the language.
While works for the Hindi and Tamil remakes have already begun, there is still no word about the cast and crew details of the Telugu and Kannada versions.