Director A M R Ramesh made a film in Tamil on real  story of smuggler Veerappan. The Tamil title is Vaanayuddham. This is being dubbed into Telugu with title Veerappan. Kishore played the role of Veerappan with Arjun,Ravi Kale, Lakshmi Rao, Suresh Oberoi, Jaya Balan, Sulakshana, Vijaya Lakshmi  in the main support cast. Sandeep Chowta has provided music.A M R Ramesh is the producer. This Telugu dubbed version is getting ready for release.