Jackky Bhagnani’s Mitron Is The Remake Of Light-Hearted Family Entertainer Telugu Hit, Pelli Choopulu
Come Friday and Jackky Bhagnani would be seen in Mitron. Not many are aware though that the film is an official remake of Telugu hit, Pelli Choopulu.
"In Mitron, Jackky would be reprising the character that was played by Vijay Deverakonda (of Arjun Reddy fame) in the original," informs our source, "The film is about a bunch of friends who want to kick-start a venture of their own and in the process come together to build a traveling food truck."
Incidentally, this is not the first time that Jackky has acted in the remake of a South film. "His Ajab Ghazab Love too was a remake as it had the same plot as Telugu film Seema Tapakai. Ditto for Rangrezz which was based on Tamil film Naadodigal. Both films were made by accomplished directors. While former was directed by Sanjay Gadhvi (of Dhoom fame), latter had Priyadarshan at the helm of affairs," our source continues.
Though these films hadn't done too well at the Box Office, Jackky had tried to get into a different persona each time around. Ajab Ghazab Love was a romantic comedy whereas Rangrezz was a dramatic thriller. Now that he is featuring in Mitron, which is based on Pelli Choopulu, he is getting into a light-hearted avatar with a good emotional appeal to his character.
Says a close associate of the actor, "Before Mitron, he had done Youngistaan and Welcome to Karachi. Youngistaan stays on to be one of his most accomplished acts till date as he played a politician's son who goes on to become India's youngest Prime Minister. The film brought him quite some recognition as he was seen in a dramatic avtar. On the other hand Welcome to Karachi was a goofball comedy where he played an 'aam aadmi'. Along with Arshad Warsi, he brought to fore his comic timing in good display. After these two films, he took a break and wanted to do something different. This is how Mitron happened."
Mitron is produced by Vikram Malhotra (of Abundantia Entertainment) who saw potential in the film and instantly came on board to bankroll it. The film is directed by Nitin Kakkar who has made Filmistaan before.
"That film was a satire based around India-Pakistan relations and had Bollywood as its backdrop," our source adds, "With Mitron, Nitin has taken a further commercial route. This is a full-on family flick with good entertainment quotient in there. The film has music, humor, emotions and drama that make it a complete affair. Jackky is aiming for a much larger target audience base with this film."
We look forward to audience reactions on the same once the film releases all over this Friday.