Thalapathy Vijay's Ghilli is one of the biggest blockbuster hits in Tamil cinema and the film has several box office records to its credit. Ghilli which featured Vijay and Trisha in the lead roles was directed by Dharani. The film had Vijay in the role of a kabaddi player, who rescues a stranger girl and saves her from the antagonist. Prakash Raj delivered one of his career best performances in this film and his character, Maruthu Pandi will always be remembered by the audience. His 'Chellam' dialogue was widely enjoyed by the Tamil audience during the time of its release. Even today, the film has a cult fan following and it stands to be one of the best made commercial films.

Ghilli had music scored by Vidyasagar, who delivered a chartbuster album in which all the songs turned out to be big hits. Wonder why we are talking about Vijay's Ghilli now? Well, there is a reason! Yes! After 17 years since its release, Ghilli has now been remade in the Sinhalese language. The Sinhalese remake of Ghilli (and Mahesh Babu's Okkadu) is titled Kabaddi. The film is directed by Harsha Udakanda and produced by Nishantha Jayawardane under the banner of Hiruna Entertainment, in association with HU Creations.

Kabaddi features an ensemble star cast that includes Amila Karunanayake, Senali Fonseka, Darshan Darmaraj, Sriyantha Mendis, Damitha Abeyrathne, Piumi Botheju, Nilmini Kottegoda, Anuj Ranasinghe, Vinu Siriwardane, Ananda Weekramage, Kumari Munasinghe, Rajitha Hiran, Gayan Mapalagama, Sugath Janaka, Upeksha Udakanda, Chathura Perera, Sugath Janaka,Mahinda Ihalagama, and Gayan Kanchana. The film has music composed by Udara Samaraweera and cinematography by Janith Gunasekara.

The official trailer of Kabaddi is now garnering attention among the fans on social media. The trailer has come into criticism by the fans who have expressed that the real essence of the film is not felt in Kabaddi. However, it may appeal to the Sinhalese audience and quite a lot of changes have been made to suit the taste of the Sinhala audience. Kabaddi is scheduled to release in theatres in April and we are just a few days away from witnessing the film. For now, check out the newly released trailer of Ghilli's Sinhala remake - Kabaddi here: