The Hindi remake will be produced by Gokulam Gopalan under the banner of Sri Gokulam Movies, known for producing films like Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja (2009), Kayankulam Kochunni (2018), Kamara Sambhavam (2018) and Prathi Poovankozhi (2019), who also backed the Malayalam film. “This marks the production house’s first Hindi venture, and I will be directing it, as well,” says Reghunandan.
The filmmaker adds that the production house had plans to launch their banner in the Hindi film industry, and was looking for potential films. “I had had an idea to make Udal in Hindi. Sri Gokulam Movies liked the script and our filmmaking style. The film’s first edit was ready two months ago, and after watching it they decided to go ahead with remaking it in Hindi.”
Reghunandan further says that they are currently in talks with a few actors from the Hindi industry for the remake, and hopes that an announcement on the same would be made, after a month.
“Udal’s theme is universal. The film’s premise can possibly happen anywhere in the world. So, this film has all the potential for a remake. Of course, I will make a few modifications in the script so that it caters to the cultural nuances,” notes the director. He adds that the makers have plans to remake the film in Telugu as well, but he will not be directing it.
While the film is set to release in theatres on May 20, Reghunandan, in an earlier conversation with us, said, “Udal explores the change in the dynamics of relationships across different generations. I believe that the depth of relationships changes, as generations come and go. This is the core idea of the film. It’s mainly a family drama that also has some elements of a thriller. Indrans plays the lead character, named Kuttichayan.”
Udal also features Dhyan Sreenivasan, Durga Krishna, and Jude Anthany Joseph. The filmmaker says that Jude Anthany plays Indrans’ son in the film, while the bond between the characters played by Dhyan and Durga is complicated.