Ustad Hotel turned to be the most trendsetting film of Malayalam film industry and indeed won National award. The Tamil remake rights of this film are acquired by Raadan Mediaworks and initially Kazhugu fame Sakthi Siva was supposed to wield the megaphone with Vikram Prabhu and Raj Kiran playing the lead roles titled as Thalapakatti. Off the late, the project was shelved and now the production house has signed AL Vijay for a new untitled film that stars Vikram Prabhu and famous Malayalam actress Keerthi (Malayalam movie Geetanjali and Ring Master fame) in the lead role. When approached the close sources on whether this is a remake of Ustad Hotel, they remain closemouthed and claim that it is a fresh script. Well, we will have to wait and watch what the real fact is.