Paresh Rawal’s film Dear Father is based on a play and it marks the return of the actor to Gujarati cinema after a long gap
Actor Prakash Raj, who is known for his work in Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Hindi cinema, has bought the official remake rights of actor Paresh Rawal’s upcoming Gujarati film Dear Father.
Dear Father is the cinematic adaptation of Rawal’s play by the same name and revolves around the life of three family members. The story is said to be emotionally charged and that’s its draw.
Confirming the news about the film’s rights being bought by Raj, producer Ratan Jain said, “Yes, Prakash Raj has bought the remake rights of Dear Father. He was bowled by the subject of the movie and immediately decided to buy the rights of it.”
Will the movie also be made in Hindi?
“Why not?” says Jain and he adds, “As of now, we are focusing on Dear Father releasing on March 4th in cinemas. Post its release, we will think about the Hindi version.”
Besides Paresh Rawal, the film also features popular actors from the Gujarati cinema including Chetan Dhanani and Manasi Parekh. The story revolves around an old father, his son and daughter-in-law. The father meets with an accident, and it leads to the police investigation, wherein the son and daughter-in-law are shocked to see the police inspector bearing an uncanny resemblance to their father.
Co-produced by Ratan Jain and Ganesh Jain and directed by Umang Vyas, Dear Father has been written by the late Uttam Gada and is scheduled to release in cinemas on March 4th, 2022.
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