Kanchana was a blockbuster. Lakshmi Rai was the heroine. But the major highlight of the film was the comedy by Kovai Sarala and Devadarshini. The film’s humour along with the songs made sure that the film became one of the biggest blockbusters of all time in Tamil cinema and paved the way for so many imitations along similar lines. The Kanchana template was repeated in so many films. In fact the pei template was so popular that one pei film released every week. Kanchana was a mass superhit. It was only natural that a sequel followed to cash in on the success of the mass superhit.
Kanchana 3 also released and ran successfully despite negative reviews Muni/ Kanchana franchise is. The first part of Kanchana is being remade with Akshay Kumar reprising Raghava Lawrence’s role. Changes will be made to suit Bollywood sensibilities. Unlike the original Akshay Kumar will not be scared of ghosts and will not be possessed by 3 ghosts. There will be only one ghost which is a transgender. Kiara Advani will be playing the wife. The film will release on June 5 2020. The first look of the film released a few days ago as we thought the remake was going on well. Lawrence himself tweeted that he had opted out of the film due to lack of respect. But now it looks like he is back on board after Akshay Kumar interfered to sort out the differences. This is great news indeed.