The 1951 classic Pathala Bhairavi is being planned to be remade in 3D format. The remake with a budget of Rs 80 crore will be jointly produced by D Suresh Babu, Allu Aravind, Shyamprasad Reddy and K Raghavender Rao. Presently the script work is in progress and the film is likely to be directed by Prakash Kovelamudi who recently helmed Anaganaga O Dheerudu.
Daggubati Rana is tipped to play the role of NTR in the remake. The rest of the cast and crew is being finalised. Ilayaraja is likely to compose music for the film.
The classic film Pathala Bhairavi was produced by Vijaya Pictures in 1951 and starred NT Rama Rao, S V Ranga Rao, Malathi K, Girija, Relangi, among others. It was directed by Kadri Venkata Reddy and Kamalakara Kameshwara Rao while Pingali Nagendra Rao wrote the script and the lyrics.
Since Patala Bhairavi is a mythological film, the original script may not be changed drastically and even the dialogues may remain the same. A couple of songs may also be retained and remixed.