Recently the media was rife with the news that famous film producer Rajat Rawail, who has to his credit hit films like READY, ROWDY RATHORE, NO PROBLEM has purchased the remake rights of Amitabh Bachchan’s action hit KAALIA and is toying of making the remake with either Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn or Akshay Kumar. However Tinnu Anand, the original filmmaker has denied the news.
In an interview to a leading website Tinnu Anand confirmed, “I am aware that there was a rumor about filmmaker Rajat Rawail planning a remake of my film. But let me make it clear that I have not sold the remake rights to any filmmaker.” He added, “In fact the truth is that I have decided to remake the movie myself!”
Speaking about the new version of KAALIA Tinnu Anand said, “KAALIA was essentially a powerful film with punchy dialogues between its key characters Amitabh Bachchan and Pran Sahab. Hence my first attempt is to keep alive the same intensity in the script. Right now I am concentrating on the screenplay.”
“Regarding the title I have not finalized but I my oscillating between either KALLU SE KAALIA or KAALIA IS BACK. I will select the apt title after the screenplay is ready,” discloses Tinnu Anand.
Released in 1977 KAALIA was basically a revenge tale of a village bumpkin turning into an underworld to avenge his elder brother’s murder. However what made the movie intriguing was the superlative conflict between the stern jailor (played brilliantly by actor Pran) and Amitabh Bachchan, who is convict in his jail.
The fiery exchange of dialogues between them was the highlight of the movie. The dialogues were incidentally penned by Inder Raj Anand, Tinnu Anand’s father. Remember the fantastic dialogues like Hum jahaan khade ho jaate hain, line vahin se shuru ho jaati hai........or Aap ne jail ki deewaron aur zanjeeron ka loha dekha hai jailer sahab ... Kaalia ki himmat ka faulaad nahi dekha
It may be noted that Tinnu Anand has the rare opportunity of directing Amitabh Bachchan in as many as four films KAALIA (1981), SHAHENSHAH (1988), MAIN AZAAD HOON (1989) and MAJOR SAAB (1998).