Kamal Haasan's cult film Aalavandhan's digitally remastered version to release soon

IANS

Jun,03 2017 13:33 14 IST

Chennai: The digitally remastered version of actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan's critically-acclaimed 2001 Tamil film Aalavandhan is all set to be released soon, a source said.

Kamal Haasan in a still from Aalavandhan. YouTube

Kamal Haasan in a still from Aalavandhan. YouTube

"Plans are underway for the film's re-release. Following its terrific reception at Fantastic Fest in the US last year, its local distributor has decided to bring it to Indian cinemas again. It has been digitally remastered," a source close to Kamal told IANS.

On Saturday, a leading Tamil daily published the poster of Aalavandhan, and hinted that it's hitting the screens soon.

Written by Kamal and directed by Suresh Krissna, the film is a psychological thriller which tells the story of Vijay Kumar (Kamal), a Commando and his twin brother Nandu, a psychopath suffering from schizophrenia.

Although a box-office dud, the film gained cult status over the years. It was lauded for its narrative style, especially his use of animated action.

Quentin Tarantino openly acknowledged that the animated violence in Aalavandhan inspired the Manga-style action in his Kill Bill films.

The film, which was dubbed and released in Hindi as Abhay, also features Manisha Koirala and Raveena Tandon.