K.Raghavendra Rao the veteran prolific Telugu filmmaker is also popular for remaking many of his films in Hindi. One such Telugu blockbuster of his which found a Hindi remake was Ooriki Monagadu (1981) which had Krishna and Jayapradha in the lead. The Hindi version which released in 1983 was Himmatwala with Jeetendra and Sridevi in the lead. The film was not just a big hit but also gave a firm footing to Sridevi in Hindi Cinema. And now we all know that Sajid Khan’s remake of Himmatwala is ready. With Ajay Devgn and Tamannaah in the lead and Mahesh Manjrekar, Paresh Rawal, Zarina Wahab, Adhyayan Suman etc in the supporting cast, the film also has Sonakshi Sinha doing an item song and Jeetendra and Akshay Kumar doing cameos (apparently).
Produced by Vashu Bhagnani and UTV, Himmatwala has music by Sajid-Wajid while Manoj Soni is the DOP and Nitin Rokade is the editor. The film is due for release on 29th March. Check out the trailer which doesn’t really leave any room for imagination 🙂