Exclusive! Malayalam director Rojin Thomas to helm #Home’s Bollywood remake?
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Exclusive! Malayalam director Rojin Thomas to helm #Home’s Bollywood remake?

The movie, which released on Amazon Prime Video, told a heart-warming tale of technologically-handicapped father

Sanjith Sidhardhan
Oct 07, 2021
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#Home poster

Earlier today, actor-producer Vijay Babu had announced that two of his Malayalam movies – Angamaly Diaries and #Home – will get Bollywood remakes, with the former already in pre-production. Vijay had partnered with Abudantia Entertainment for both ventures. 

In an exclusive chat with OTTplay, Vijay told us, “Right now, we have only finalised the remake rights. I had sold the rights for Angamaly Diaries a few years ago and it was supposed to go on floors before the pandemic, but it got delayed. After #Home released on Amazon Prime Video, we again had a discussion with Abudantia Entertainment’s Vikram Malhotra, who is a friend, and I have decided to co-produce #Home’s Bollywood remake with them.”

Ask him if they have decided on the cast and crew of both movies, and Vijay says, “Everything is still at a preliminary stage. For #Home, we are also considering having Rojin Thomas, who directed the Malayalam movie, helm the Hindi version too. However, this has not been confirmed. We will take a call on the director and the rest of the cast within the next 20 days.”

Rojin, meanwhile, is also busy with the pre-production of the big-budget 3D fantasy film titled Kathanar, which has Jayasurya in the lead. The movie, which is shot using VFX and motion capture technology used in Hollywood movies such as Jungle Book and Lion King, requires extensive pre-production work. 

Jayasurya, Rojin Thomas and the team of Kathanar

The team had earlier announced that they are expecting to complete the movie, which will be released in seven languages, within a year. Kathanar, which is reportedly made on a Rs 100 Cr budget, marks the Rojin’s third directorial after Phillips and the Monkey Pen and #Home. 

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