The Tamil movie “Theri” was released in 2016 New Year in which Vijay, Samatha and Emi Jackson appeared in lead roles. This movie was another successful movie for director Atlee. Though it was said to a copy of the film “Sathriyan” in which Vijayakanth, Revathy and Bhanupriya made their lead roles, “Theri” still was a blockbuster.
The Telugu remake rights of Theri was purchased by Mythri Movie Makers for a better price deal. First efforts were made to bring in Pawan Kalyan in Vijay’s role. However, Pawan Kalyan denied to commit for this film as he was too busy in active politics. Later the movie unit decided to rope in Ravi Teja in the hero role for the remake.
However, after all these initial efforts have failed, talks in Tollywood circle says the plan of remaking Theri has been dropped. Since it has been three years after the release of Theri movie, the production unit thinks it may not be a good idea to remake a movie after a long gap. This reason has considered to be valid in commercial sense, the production company has decided to drop the idea of remaking Theri.