Bollywood has been remaking films since times immemorial but off-late filmmakers are opting for official remakes over blatant plagiarism. Ghajini, Wanted, Ready, Bodyguard just ascertain the fact. Incidentally, many of them are from Telugu. In this line Ramesh S Taurani of TIPS Industries bagged the remake rights of three super hit Telugu films – ‘Arya’, ‘Souryam’ and ‘Don Seenu’. Allu Arjun’s ‘Arya’ was a blockbuster in 2004 which was later dubbed in Malayalam and remade into several languages including Tamil, Oriya and Bengali. Similarly Gopichand’s ‘Souryam’ was also a box office hit and the same was dubbed in Malayalam too. The movie was remade in Tamil and Kannada too. Ravi Teja’s ‘Don Seenu’ was dubbed into Hindi, But producer Ramesh Taurani was keen to remake it with Bollywood stars.
Having bought all three films at one go, producer Taurani is now on a hunt for suitable artists for these remake versions. Apart from the remakes he wants to make films with original scripts as he aims at minimum 5 films a year.