Lakshmi Movie makers is remaking the 1978 super hit Jagan Mohini in Tamil and Telugu. Cameraman turned director N.K. Viswanathan is directing this movie.
The original version which was directed by Vittalacharya was made in Telugu and later dubbed to Tamil featured Jayamalini and Narasimha Raju in the lead role. Jagan Mohini was a success in both languages.
Vittalacharya has done a lot of visual effects in that movie which was marvelous as humans are unheard about Computers graphics that time. Vittalacharya has to his credit a lot of Ghost movies in that Jagan Mohini was the scariest and the highest grosser.
Now Cinema can utilize computer graphics easily. Lakshmi movie makers have got the rights of Jagan Mohini from Vittalacharya‘s son N.K Viswanathan identified Namitha as heroine for the remake movie. With the availability of graphics and many gimmicks, the film could be brought out to suit the taste of modern filmgoers.
Fans who enjoyed Namitha‘s glamour are now going to get scared by this movie. With Namitha in the lead role it is sure that she will be asked to portray her glamour throughout the film. Her natural sex appeal is making many films a hit. This gorgeous actress has acted with many leading heroes in Tamil industry.
Jagan Mohini the movie was screened to Namitha to get knowledge about the character she needs to portray. Namitha has done her homework and met with Jagan Mohini heroine and yesterday glamour actress Jayamalini and got some tips from her. The film also stars Nila.
At Jagan Mohini sets in Madurai at the Thirumalai Naicker Mahal the legendary music composer Ilayaraja who is doing music for the remake made a presence. He was a friend of director N.K Viswanathan; Ilayaraja lavished praises for the grand sets erected for the movie. Nowadays the legend is very selective in composing for films that he must like the storyline and the mood depicted in the film.
According to director Viswanathan Jagan Mohini is just an inspiration for the film. By incorporating several interesting sequences, including underwater sequences in Andaman, they are trying to make a wholesome entertainer.
The movie which went to the floors recently features Tollywood actor Raja in the lead. The shooting of the movie is going on.