Bollywood superstar Salman Khan will be seen in the remake of South Korea’s 2nd highest grosser ‘Ode To My Father’. CJ Entertainment has sold remake rights to Atul Agnihotri’s Reel Life Productions.
The film will be directed by ‘Sultan’ director Ali Abbas Zafar.
“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” Agnihotri was quoted as saying by Screen Daily.
‘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.
The remake will be set against the August 1947 partitioning of the British Indian Empire into India and Pakistan. An estimated 14 million Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims were displaced during the partition, seen as the largest mass migration in human history. In the Punjab Province riots preceding the partition, it is believed that up to 2 million people were killed in retributive religious genocide.
Yoonhee Choi, head of international sales & distribution at CJ Entertainment, said “It was so impressive to learn that such a kind of story that is based on Korean history can be adapted to India’s history as well. It’s even more exciting since the legendary Indian filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar and actor Salman Khan will be participating in the film”
Via Screen Daily