Telugu film producer S Radhakrishna has brought the remake rights of Akshay Kumar’s super hit courtroom drama Jolly LLB 2. The production of the Telugu remake is expected to begin by the end of this year. The Bollywood film is the sequel to 2013 Jolly LLB starring Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani in the lead roles.
While the first film went on to win two National Awards, including Best Feature Film in Hindi and Best Supporting Actor (Saurabh Shukla), the second film with Bollywood’s Khiladi Kumar in the titular role crossed Rs 100 crore at the box office. The sequel revolves around a struggling lawyer and his efforts to bring the perpetrators of a fake encounter case to justice.
Venkatesh acted in the remake of Akshay Kumar’s Oh My God as Gopala Gopala earlier and Drishyam was also a remake. The remake of Jolly LLB is a minimum guarantee film and suits well for Venky’s age. But, we have to agree, in the end, it is a kind of come and go film, nothing special for Venky like Guru or Drishyam.
Venky is one of the successful actor who has done several remakes in his career. The sources say that the movie will go on the floor in December. Currently the producer is busy in Trivikram Srinivas and Power Star Pawan Kalyan’s project and he is also set to bankroll a movie for Trivikram and Jr.NTR combination.