After fetching a great applause from audience and critics Queen is all set to travel down south. Veteran actor-filmmaker Thiagarajan has acquired the remake rights of the movie, which will now have Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam avatars. Confirming the news, Ajit Andhare, chief operation officer, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, said in a statement: “Queen is a universal story. It resonates across cultures. The trend has always been for south Indian films to be adapted in Hindi. We’re proud to have turned the tables, where a Bollywood entertainer will be consumed in the four major south Indian languages.”
The producers of the Hindi film are confident that the movie’s protagonist Rani’s “journey to self-actualisation is bound to warm the heart and appeal to the intellect of the south Indian movie-goer.”
“Queen” delighted viewers with a simple yet strong store of Rani, who sets off on a marriage-less honeymoon. The experience directs her to inner reserves of strength and willpower that she didn’t know existed.
Thiagarajan from Staar Movies said that it was the movie’s long-lasting effect which impressed him. “Queen is a soul-stirring movie and wins your heart in every way. This wholesome entertainer showcases the various nuances of the modern woman and is executed very stylishly. “The story line stayed with me long after I had left the theatre and I have decided to make it in all the four south Indian languages,” said the multi-faceted talent, who has acted in over 150 films in various languages, directed 15 projects and produced 20 movies.
The search is on in south industry for the lead actress to play the role of Queen.