Chakravarthy is a re-make of Sivaji Ganeshan’s film “Jnaana Oli” (not mentioned anywhere on the web). But RaviRaja Pinisetti and his team improvised on the original to appeal to our masses.
Old Telugu and Tamil movies are my stress busters and they help me unwind during the week days. The other day I was watching “Raja Mariyadhai” featuring the legendary Sivaji Ganeshan and Karthik. I got on to my IPAD to find the details of the source film as Sivaji’s introduction scene evoked a sense of déjà vu. However, none of the articles (including wikipedia) were helpful. But 15-20 minutes into the film, I could infer that this is a remake of N.T.R. and Balakrishna’s home production “Simham Navvindhi”, which had a disastrous outing when it debuted in 1983. ” Unnal Mudiyum Thambi” is the only other film that i can think off that was remade after the original (“Rudraveena“) tanked at the box-office.