Sulochana Dubey a.k.a. Sulu played by the talented Vidya Balan went on to bag Filmfare's Best Actress Award. And now the Suresh Triveni-directed drama-comedy Tumhari Sulu which also stars Manav Kaul, Neha Dhupia and Malishka Mendonsa will be remade in Tamil.
Chennai based BOFTA Media Works India that is also currently producing Mr Chandramouli, have brought the Tamil remake rights of 2017 hit film.
Speaking about taking the rights of the film, producer G. Dhananjayan of BOFTA Media Works India, “I am glad that Tanuj (Garg) facilitated the rights sale of such a wonderful film by T-Series and Ellipsis Entertainment. We are excited that the film is going to be reprised by a fine actor like Jyothika and directed by the hugely accomplished Radha Mohan.”
Renowned actress Jyothika will be seen reprising the titular role of 'Sulu', the housewife-turned-night RJ who becomes an instant hit and perseveres to balance her life as a home-maker and career woman.
Radha Mohan who will helm the Tamil remake said, "I am excited to be directing such an appreciated film like Tumhari Sulu, and with Jyothika, with whom we had a great association in Mozhi. I was impressed with the realistic presentation of Tumhari Sulu and hope to re-create the magic in Tamil with Jyothika.”
The actress herself, Jyothika too expressed her excitment over the role.
“I am a big Vidya (Balan) fan. I love her voice and command over Hindi, which is rare in Bollywood today. I’ve watched every Vidya film, and Tumhari Sulu,in my opinion, is her most lovable work. I feel honoured to be stepping into her shoes. Kudos to the producers and to Suresh (Triveni) for making such a lively, honest, real and feel-good film," she said.
Even Vidya Balan herself is elated over the news. She said, "As a Tamil ponnu (girl), I feel happy about our film being remade in Tamil. Tumhari Sulu is a hugely special film for me and I wish Jyothika all the best in spreading the Sulu love!”
“Tumhari Sulu is a truly special film that warmed hearts nation-wide. Ever since its release, we have been inundated with offers from south filmmakers for its remake. Very rarely does a Hindi film get remade in a south language. We have entrusted the Tamil remake to a fine team led by G. Dhananjayan," T-Series producer Bhushan Kumar and Tanuj Garg, Atul Kasbekar, Shanti Sivaram (Ellipsis Entertainment) jointly stated.