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Hridayam: Dharma Productions & Fox Star Studios Acquire Malayalam Film’s Remake Rights

The remake rights of Malayalam film Hridayam have been acquired by Dharma Productions and Fox Star Studios, the production houses have announced via their social media handles on Friday.


They noted that the “coming of age love story” will be remade in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. The production houses also extended their gratitude to the Malayalam film’s producer Visakh Subramaniam and the Merryland Cinemas banner.

Directed by Vineeth Sreenivasan and led by actors Pranav Mohanlal, Kalyani Priyadarshan and Darshana Rajendran, Hridayam is co-produced by Noble Babu Thomas under the Big Bang Entertainments banner.

The film revolves around Arun Neelakandan (Pranav) and follows a series of events from his late teens until his late twenties, as he matures through the various stages of his life. “It looks at his friendships and romantic relationships, his brief descent into anarchy, his transformation into a family man and a successful commercial photographer,” according to Silverscreen India‘s review.

Hridayam was released in theatres on January 21. As of March 7, the film grossed around Rs 52.30 crores globally. The film has collected Rs 29.80 crores approximately in India and close to Rs 25 crores was collected in Kerala. 

The makers of the film brought back the audio cassettes and CDs in association with Think Music, which had acquired the film’s music rights. Hridayam opened to positive reviews and the collection of 15 songs composed by Hesham Abdul Wahab, which were featured in the film, was also received well. After a successful theatrical release, the film is currently streaming on Disney+Hotstar

Meanwhile, it may be noted that currently, several Hindi filmmakers and producers have jumped on the bandwagon of remaking Malayalam films. Over seven Malayalam films including The Great Indian Kitchen, Helen and Ayyappanum Koshiyum, are being remade in Hindi and other Indian languages.


The latest on that list include Akshay Kumar and Emraan Hashmi-starrer Selfiee, the remake of Driving Licence featuring Prithviraj Sukumaran and Suraj Venjaramoodu. Directed by Raj Mehta, Selfiee went on floors, recently. The film is being produced by Dharma Productions, alongside Prithviraj Productions