Nagraj Manjule’s Sairat has broken all records in Marathi cinema, collecting a staggering Rs 60 crore in the first three weeks. Not bad for a film that cost only Rs 4 crore to make.
The producers are now thinking of remaking the film into various languages. There are rumours of the film being remade into a plethora of languages including Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali and Hindi.
However the film’s co-producer Nittin Keni cuts down all rumours and states that only two remakes of Sairat have been finalised. “Yes, we are doing remakes in Telugu and Gujarati,” says Keni.
Adds director Nagraj Manjule, “There are offers to do remakes in several languages. We’re looking at the possibilities. I wouldn’t like this film to become an endlessly renewable commercial vehicle. Sairat came from a very personal space in my heart. I never expected it would reach out to so many people.”
The movie tells the tale of a fisherman’s son, a Kale, and a landlord’s daughter, a Patil, who fall in love. To escape the violence and trauma from their neighbours, they run away to Hyderabad. After getting married and having a child together, the story focuses on their marriage and the way their roles in the relationship evolves.