Sairat (2016 ) was Marathi-language musical romantic drama starring Rinku Rajguru and Akash Thosar. It was directed by Nagraj Manjule and produced by Nagraj Manjule, Nitin Keni, and Nikhil Sane under the banner of Aatpat Production, Zee Studios and Essel Vision Productions. The music was produced by Ajay-Atul.
The film was released in India on 29 April 2016. It emerged as the biggest weekend opener for a Marathi film breaking record previously held by Natsamrat. Sairat was the first Marathi film to cross ₹50 crore mark, and also become the first Marathi film to gross over ₹100 crore worldwide.
It has been reported that Nagraj Manjule’s runaway success ‘Sairat’ will be remade in various regional languages. This movie will be remade in Kannada, Telugu, Hindi and Punjabi and later in Malayalam and Tamil. Punjabi version will be directed by Pankaj Batra. The remake rights for the four southern languages are acquired by Rockline Venkatesh. The remake rights for Hindi are acquired by Karan Johar.
The first remake of the film is in Kannada. Director S Narayan has helmed the love story, which has been titled ‘Manasu Mallige’. The shoot has been wrapped up and the film is currently in its post-production stage.
Rinku Rajguru( female lead from Sairat) will be playing the female lead and popular villain Sathya Prakash’s son, Nishant, will make his debut as male lead with this remake. Nearly 800 actors were auditioned for the male lead role and Nishant was the one who made it.
Talking about Rinku, S Narayan said, “Rinku received a National Award for her performance when we were about to start the shooting of the remake. She is as simple as other girls and had taken a lot of efforts for this movie as well. She worked on her dialect and acted like a pro.”
‘Manasu Mallige’ is expected to be released on February 9, 2017.