Dharma Productions and Sikhya Entertainment, the successful collaborators behind the recently premiered film “KILL,” are set to bring the official Hindi adaptation of the French comedy classic “The Intouchables” to Indian audiences. The film, originally released in 2011, tells the heartwarming story of two men from different backgrounds who come together to help each other overcome life’s challenges. The Hindi adaptation will be directed by Collin D’Cunha and marks the fourth collaboration between Dharma Productions and Sikhya Entertainment. The two production houses are known for their commitment to delivering exceptional cinema and are excited to introduce this iconic French film to Indian viewers while infusing it with cultural sensibilities that resonate with the local audience.
Karan Johar, the visionary producer behind Dharma Productions, and Guneet Monga Kapoor, the force behind Sikhya Entertainment, joined creative forces to bring this iconic French film to India. This project is part of their larger creative synergy announced in May 2023.
About “The Intouchables”:
“The Intouchables” is a celebrated French film directed by Éric Toledano and Olivier Nakache. It received widespread acclaim for its touching narrative and outstanding performances by François Cluzet and Omar Sy in the lead roles. The Hindi adaptation aims to recreate the magic of the original while adding a unique touch that resonates with Indian audiences.
Words from the Creators:
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- Karan Johar expressed his enthusiasm for the project and stated, “Working on The Intouchables is a creative challenge and a thrilling opportunity. We are committed to bringing the essence of this beloved French film to the Indian audience while infusing it with our cultural sensibilities. Collaborating with Guneet once again is an exciting prospect, and I am confident that this project will touch the hearts of viewers across the country.”
- Guneet Monga Kapoor shared her excitement, saying, “The Intouchables is iconic and one of the most celebrated films around the world. It is very exciting to be able to bring that to India and Hindi audiences. After a high-octane, action-packed, KILL we are laying our hands at dramedy which signifies the range of the spectrum of our collaboration with Dharma which we are incredibly excited about.”
- Apoorva Mehta, CEO of Dharma Productions, expressed his confidence in the project, stating, “The partnership between Dharma Productions and Sikhya Entertainment has been marked by creativity, innovation, and a shared commitment to delivering exceptional cinema. ‘The Intouchables’ adaptation is a step forward to our dedication to storytelling and bringing unique stories to the forefront.”
- Director Collin D’Cunha shared his enthusiasm for helming this project, stating, “Directing ‘The Intouchables’ adaptation is an incredible honor for me as a filmmaker. The original film left an indelible mark on audiences worldwide, and I am honored to have the opportunity to bring this story to life for Indian viewers. Working with Karan Johar, Guneet Monga, and the entire team is something I’m greatly excited for and looking forward to.”
- Achin Jain, COO, and producer, Sikhya Entertainment, concluded, “To be adapting this iconic film that has already found such immense love and acclaim internationally is definitely a huge leap forward in our alliance. We are eager to bring this heartwarming dramedy to India.”
The official Hindi adaptation of “The Intouchables” is set to bring the heartwarming and touching story to Indian audiences, capturing the essence of the beloved French film while infusing it with cultural elements that resonate with local viewers. The collaboration between Dharma Productions and Sikhya Entertainment continues to thrive, bringing unique and exceptional storytelling to the forefront of Indian cinema.