(This article is authored by Alar)
Superstar Rajinikanth's Baba, directed by Suresh Krissna, recently had its theatrical debut again, continuing the trend of rereleasing the classic and fan-favorite films, the director's directorial to hit theatres once again after 22 years. Now the producer of the film shared the exciting update that the remastered masterpiece of Kamal Hassan starred Aalavandhan to be released again.
Aalavandhan is a 2001 psychological thriller featuring Kamal Haasan in dual roles along with Raveena Tandon and Manisha Koirala. Directed by Suresh Krissna, the film is now getting for grand re release across the globe with its new remastered version. Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, the film's producer Kalaippuli S Thanu wrote, "Soon In the theater Your entrails He is coming to rule! #Aalavandhan @Suresh_Krissna"
It's worth mentioning that the movie's plot is based on the actor's 1984 novel 'Dhayam' , which was also the title of a story by Ulaga Nayagan for the journal "Idhayam Pesugirthu" in the 1980s. The novel story Dhayam talked about a identical twin brothers, one being with animal traits and the other a ‘trained animal’. When this legendary star discussed turning this tale into a movie, K. Balachander said that it was "ahead of its time."
Haasan played two different roles in the movie, one of which required him to lose ten kilograms and shave his head completely. Despite the movie's lack of success at the box office, it received positive reviews over the following few years and went on to become a cult classic, according to some critics. The movie was screened at the 2016 Fantastic Fest, where American audiences praised it. . Although the new release date was not yet announced, may will be out soon.
The film also took home the trophy for "Best Special Effects" at the 49th annual National Film Awards that year. The music was written by the trio Shankar Ehsaan Loy, while Mahesh Mahadevan handled the score, Thiru directed the film visuals and Kasi Viswanathan edited it. The newly restored version of Aalavandhan will play on one thousand screens around the world.