Magazine article Screen International

Salman Khan Boards 'Ode to My Father' Indian Remake

Magazine article Screen International

Salman Khan Boards 'Ode to My Father' Indian Remake

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CJ Entertainment has sold remake rights for its South Korean epic Ode To My Father to India's Reel Life Production Pvt. Ltd.

Salman Khan (below) will feature in the remake.

Korea's second biggest hit to date, the original took in over 14 million admissions and grossed over $96.6m at the local box office after its release in December 2014.

Directed by JK Youn and starring Hwang Jung-min, Ode To My Father is about a young boy's promise made during the chaos of the Korean War to take care of his family, which ends up spanning 60 years of turbulent modern history.

Filmmaker Atul Agnihotri, who picked up the Hindi-language rights to the film, will be the producer on the remake.

"Some stories fill you with sense of purpose. Ode To My Father is one such story and a fine example of Korean cinema. The Hindi version will only borrow the essence of the Korean film. We are happy with the association with CJ Entertainment and look forward to associate with them on many such projects in the future," he said.

According to Nikhil Namit, CEO of Reel Life Production, director Ali Abbas Zafar will direct the Hindi-language adaptation. …

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