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Vikas Bahl to remake La Famile Belier in Hindi with Reliance

Vikas Bahl to remake La Famile Belier in Hindi with Reliance

Bollywood director Vikas Bahl is gearing up to remake La Famile Belier in Hindi with Reliance in Hindi. He will be partnering with Reliance for the project.

A source close to the development told Pinkvilla that Reliance acquired the remake rights of the film around six years ago. "It's a slice-of-life film, wherein the daughter is the only hearing member of the family, as her parents and brother are deaf. It is yet to get a title but the makers have locked Vikas Bahl to direct the film."

"The team feels that the story of La Famille Belier is palatable for the Hindi-speaking audience. The team has been working on an adaptation draft for a long time and things are now locked. The casting is underway and the makers are in talks with a young actress to play the lead," added the source.

The 2014 film tells the story of sixteen-year-old Paula who is an indispensable interpreter for the family on a daily basis. She is crucial to the running of the family farm. Her life changes when a music teacher discovers her gift for singing. In order to secure a good career and a college degree, the teacher encourages her to audition for a prestigious college in Paris. The movie follows her journey toward adulthood because going to college means she will have to leave her family.

It was the second-most successful film at the French box office in 2014. Being a commercial success, the film meant a great deal to the deaf community, especially in regard to French Sign Language. Deaf French journalist Marylène Charrière wrote that the movie promoted FSL as a real language which is contrary to popular belief.

An English-language remake, CODA, premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Locke & Key fame actress Emilia Jones played the lead role. The Apple TV+ project won three Oscars - Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

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