Kollywood star hero Silambarasan used to have a very good market in Telugu in the early 2000s. His movies like 'Manmadha' and 'Vallabha' performed quite well in the Telugu market but his crazy slowly faded away due to continuous flops and controversies. Despite making a comeback in Tamil and scoring hits like 'Maanadu' and others, he is unable to get back his lost market in the Telugu states.
He released 'Life Of Muthu' in Telugu last year but it failed badly. This Gautham Menon directorial did well in Tamil Nadu but ended up as a failure in AP & Telangana. He recently arrived with 'Pathu Thala' on 30th March. This movie and Vetri Maaran's 'Viduthalai' are the main reasons why Nani's 'Dasara' did not get a lot of theatres in Tamil Nadu. Coming back to 'Pathu Thala', it is a remake of the Kannada movie 'Mufti'.
Even the Telugu makers are planning to remake it and they are in search of one senior and one junior hero for this flick. Simbu and Gautham Karthik ('Kadali' fame) acted in 'Pathu Thala' and AR Rahman composed the music which raised the expectations on the movie. However, the result is not up to the expectations as the reviews are quite bad.
In 'Mufti', Siva Rajkumar's entry will be during the interval episode and the screenplay goes to the next level since then. This gives a lot of mass stuff to the audience. But they revealed it quite early in 'Pathu Thala'. The director worked hard to take the movie up to the standards set by the original but it is not the case. Despite Simbu's performance and Rahman's music being the saving grace, the movie is not up to the mark. The producers were planning to dub this movie in Telugu and we need to see if they carry on with this idea or not.