Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo director Trivikram to script Ayyappanum Koshiyum Telugu remake
Last year’s superhit Malayalam film ‘Ayyappanum Koshiyum’ is being remade in Telugu with Pawan Kalyan and Rana Daggubatti as the leads. Saagar K Chandra, who has earlier helmed films like ‘Ayyare’ and ‘Appatlo Okkadundevadu’, is directing the remake version, which is yet-to-be titled. Sithara Entertainments, one of the leading banners in Telugu industry, is producing the film.
The makers have got Trivikram Srinivas to pen the film’s screenplay and dialogues. An A-list filmmaker in Tollywood, Trivikram has scripted and made several blockbuster films. His last released film, ‘Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo’ starring Allu Arjun was a massive box office success. It remains to be seen how well he adapts ‘Ayyappanum Koshiyum’.
The Sachi directorial is centered around a raging conflict fulled by a battle of egos between a policeman and a retired havildar. Prithviraj and Biju Menon played the titular characters in the film, which was both a critical and commercial success. Inspired by its success, top production houses from Tamil and Hindi industries have also bagged the remake rights.
In the Telugu version, Pawan Kalyan will be reprising Biju Menon’s character and Rana will be playing the part essayed by Prithviraj Sukumaran. The makers have got Prasad Murella as the cinematographer and S Thaman to handle the music department.