The film marked director Mari Selvaraj's directorial debut and revolves around caste-based oppression
Last Updated: 12.44 PM, Apr 27, 2023
Social media has been abuzz with the news of producer and director Karan Johar remaking one of the critically acclaimed Tamil films, Pariyerum Perumal. The original film marked director Mari Selvaraj's directorial debut and revolves around caste-based oppression. Reports suggest that the Hindi remake will have Siddhant Chaturvedi and Tripti Dimri in the lead. It is said that Karan Johar will bankroll the film and that the shoot will go on floors in the second half of 2023. However, Karan is yet to make an official confirmation about the same.
The Tamil film had Kathir and Anandhi in the lead, with Yogi Babu, G Marimuthu and Poo Ramu in supporting characters. The plot revolves around Pariyan (Kathir), a youngster from an oppressed caste, who aspires to become a lawyer. But when strikes friendship with Jothi Mahalakshmi (Anandhi), who hails from a privileged caste, he wakes to the brutal reality of caste discrimination. The film was bankrolled by Pa Ranjith's Neelam Productions. The film was critically acclaimed by everyone and bagged laurels at many film festivals and award shows.
In the meantime, fans of Pariyerum Perumal are not happy with the news of the Hindi remake. Many have stated that the director -producer should steer clear of films that talk about significance of representation and are a voice against oppression. They also stated that the film would eventually end up only talking about the class differences and thus not touching the caste system at all.
Karan Johar has been brutally trolled on social media, ever since the news came out. Sample a few tweets.
It is to be noted that Karan Johar had bankrolled Dhadak, the remake of the critically acclaimed Marathi film, Sairat, which revolved around caste oppression. However, the film was considered a weak remake and many stated that the whole idea of caste was whitewashed in the film. While the Hindi remake was directed by Shashank Khaitan and starred Janhvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter, the original was helmed by Nagraj Manjule and had Akash Thosar and Rinku Rajguru in the lead.
Earlier, there were reports about Karan Johar making Dhadak 2 with Siddhant Chaturvedi and Tripti Dimri. However, he dismissed the news as rumours.