Mumbai: South movies being remade in Bollywood is no longer big news, but this time, it’s the other way round. Veteran actor, producer, and director Thiagarajan is all set to remake 'Special 26' in Tamil, Telegu, Kannada and Malayalam. The movie which is based on a real life group of con artists who pulled off many clever robberies during the 1980's, and robbed famous businessmen and politicians by pretending to be the CBI or Income tax officers. Under the pretext of conducting raids, the con artists would take away all the black money hoarded by them. Starring Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Manoj Bajpai the film garnered critical as well as box office success.
Ajit Andhare, COO – Viacom18 Motion Pictures issued a statement saying, “Special 26 is an intelligent entertainer. The film is based on true events which makes it universally appealing across languages. We’re confident that our film will excite audiences in the South the same way that the original material did.”
The acclaimed director is had earlier bagged rights to remake Kangana Ranaut -starrer 'Queen'. Throwing light on bringing this blockbuster to the South, Actor/Director and Producer Thiagarajan from Staar Movies said “This time, I grabbed the golden opportunity of remaking 'Special 26' in all four south Indian languages (Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam & Kannada) and I will have the honor of directing this mammoth movie in all four South Indian languages that has won accolades, acclaim and awards. Also box-office rewards!”