“The rights have been sold to a company for remaking the film in Hindi. However, we don’t have more details about it,” he added.
Produced by Dijo Augustine, Jomon Jacob, Vishnu Rajan, and Sajin S Raj, the critically-acclaimed film premiered on the streaming platform Neestream in January 2021. Following the good response, it was later also released on Amazon Prime Video.
The Great Indian Kitchen revolves around an unnamed housewife (played by Nimisha), who finds herself trapped in a cycle of thankless, mundane domestic chores and is subjected to archaic prejudices and taboos in her marital home. Venjaramoodu plays her husband. The film won three Kerala State Awards, for best film, best screenplay and best sound design.
While Jeo Baby did not specify who had bought the film’s Hindi remake rights, Pinkvilla has reported that Harman Baweja and Vicky Bahri are producing the adaptation. According to their unnamed source, the remake will be helmed by Arati Kadav, who made her directorial debut with the Netflix original, Cargo, and is expected to go on floors by mid-2022.
“The prep work has started and the team is working to adapt the story to Hindi sensibilities,” the source is further quoted as saying. The report also notes that the casting and other aspects will be finalised in a couple of weeks. It further adds that the title of the Malayalam film will be retained for the Hindi remake as well.
Meanwhile, The Great Indian Kitchen is also being remade in Tamil by director R Kannan. The film went on floors on March 5, 2021. It has Aishwarya Rajesh and Rahul Ravindran reprising the roles played by Nimisha and Venjaramoodu.