As it turned out, the lastest super-hot Bollywood film Housefull-2 was nothing but the ‘modified’ remake of the Tamil hit film Bandha Paramasivam which starred Prabhu and Rambha in the lead and released in 2003. Directed by the diminutive T.P. Gajendran, the hilarious comedy film had stars like Monika, Kalabhavan Mani and Abbas.
Produced at a small budget by Vijay’s manager P.T. Selvakumar, the film turned out to be a profit-making venture for the producer. Housefull-2 has been produced and released recently without giving any formal credits to the producer and director of Bandha Paramasivam. Reports say that the film has so far collected more than Rs.100 crores in the all-India market.
Leading heroes Akshay Kumar, John Abraham and Ritesh Deshmukh and our own Asin are part of the cast of the film which has been running successfully. Funnily enough, efforts are on to remake the film again in Tamil with the current crop of stars.
While it remains a mystery as to who mooted the ‘remake’ idea of the film which released hardly a decade back, many producers and directors are said to be in touch with Selvakumar to acquire the re-make rights of the film in Tamil. Aarya and Jeeva are said to be among the top stars willing to be part of the cast of the film as and when it is remade.