It looks like Ranveer Singh has competition. His big cops-action film Simmba, being directed by Rohit Shetty, which is a remake of the Telugu hit Temper, already has a Tamil version for competition. Sounds confusing? It is! Wait, let us explain. Vishal Krishna, basking in the huge success of his Tamil/Telugu cyber thriller Irumbu Thirai has bought the Tamil remake rights of Puri Jagannath’s Telugu hit Temper which featured N T Rama Rao Junior as a hot-headed corrupt cop who befriends a gang-lord. Nothing wrong with that as hit movies are constantly remade. But this movie that is being remade in Hindi will also have a Tamil version with a different star of course!
In Hindi, the announcement of Ranveer Singh coming together with Rohit Shetty made a lot of news. The poster of Ranveer as a fun cop caused a lot of excitement. The movie is going to be a big one as it is produced by Karan Johar and co-stars Sara Ali Khan. However, Vishal Krishna remains unfazed by the competition. “I wanted to remake Temper into Tamil as it deals with the theme of child rape. I feel it’s very important for actors to use their audiences’ support to raise issues through and beyond entertainment.”
Vishal’s film to be directed by the Irumbi Thirai director P s Mithran, will undergo many changes in the transition. “We are looking at an entirely different interpretation of the story. Our Tamil version of Temper would be completely different from the original.”
So how will Ranveer and Rohit’s film pan out? We guess, we will have to wait for both the versions to release and then decide for ourselves.