Manal Kayiru, the mega hit Tamil film directed by Visu released in 1982, is being remade after 35 years. The speciality is that the same cast, including S. Ve. Shekar, Visu, and Kuriyakose Ranga, are a part of the remake as well. Yaaruda Mahesh fame Madan Kumar wields the megaphone for the new, tweaked version of Manal Kayiru, stepping into the shoes of Visu.
Speaking about his part, S. Ve. Shekar says, “In the original, the hero would list eight conditions about how his prospective wife should be. In today’s scenario, where women have equal rights, the girls too have many expectations from prospective grooms. I tweaked it deliberately and instead of the boy, the girl here lays her eight conditions,” says Shekar, who has also taken the onus of penning the story, screenplay, and supervised dialogues besides being the executive producer of Manal Kayiru 2.
While his son Ashwin Shekar reprises his role as the hero, Poorna will be seen as the female lead. A leading lady of yesteryear, Jayashree is back to donning the greasepaint. Dharan composes the music and late Na Muthukumar has written all the songs in MK 2, which is bankrolled by Sri Thenandal Films.