Raghava Lawrence to star in Rangasthalam Tamil remake
Raghava Lawrence, who has been successfully churning out hits with the ‘Kanchana’ series, is set to star in the Tamil remake of ‘Rangasathalam’. Lingusamy will be directing this film. An official announcement with full details regarding the entire cast and crew will be made shortly.
‘Rangasthalam’ is a period action drama written and directed by hit maker Sukumar. Ram Charan played the lead role in the film and Samantha was paired with him. Set in a rural area in the 1980s, it narrates the story of two brothers Chitti Babu and Kumar Babu who oppose the local government body and the corrupt co-operative society led by the village’s president Phanindra Bhupathi. Aadhi Pinisetty played the brother’s part in the film.
‘Rangasthalam’ got positive reviews the critics who were particularly appreciative of Sukumar’s writing and the performances of the ensemble cast. Ram Charan’s performance in the film was widely appreciated and is considered to be his career best. It will be quite a task for Lawrence and Lingusamy to live up to the original and replicate a similar success.
Though Lingusamy is known for helming mass entertainers like ‘Run’, ‘Sandakozhi’ and ‘Paiyaa’, he has not been in the best of form of late. After the debacle of ‘Anjaan’ in 2014, it took the director another four years to come up with his next – ‘Sandakozhi 2’.
Let’s wait and see how he adapts ‘Rangasthalam’ in Tamil.