LTTE heroine in Indian Casablanca remake

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 08 August 2007, 16:25 GMT]
A South Indian remake of the Oscar winning romantic classic "Casablanca" from 1942, in Malayalam retitled "Eelam Mudra," will feature Bollywood actress Mandira Bedi playing as the Liberation Tigers woman fighter, the part played by Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca where Bergman with her Czech husband was fighting against Nazis.

(Courtesy: BBC)
Eelam Mudra made by Indian Director Rajeev Nath retells the story within the South Indian context where actor Suresh Gopi plays the part of Henry Bogart as the restaurant owner who helps LTTE ex-lover escape from India.

Nath said that Malayalam-language film was not political and would not side with any faction in the ongoing conflict, according Reuters.

Casablanca is an Oscar-winning 1942 romance film set during World War II in the Vichy-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca. The film was directed by Michael Curtiz and stars Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine and Ingrid Bergman as Ilsa Lund.

It focuses on Rick's conflict between, in the words of one character, love and virtue: he must choose between his love for Ilsa and doing the right thing, helping her and her Resistance leader husband escape from Casablanca to continue his fight against the Nazis.


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Wiki: Casablanca (film)
BBC: Casablance with Indian remake


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