Confirmed: Jeeva to star in the Tamil remake of Swathanthryam Ardharathriyil
We were among the first to report about the recently released Swathanthryam Ardharathriyil getting a Tamil version. Actor Jeeva has been signed for the lead role which was played by Antony Varghese in the original. Tinu Pappachan, who directed the Malayalam version, will be helming the remake as well. The director had recently met Jeeva and the project was officially confirmed. More details are expected to be announced very soon.
Swathanthryam Ardharathriyil was released on March 31 and opened to overwhelming response from the audience, which includes both critics and the commoners. Tinu Pappachan, who is a former associate of Lijo Jose Pellissery, made his directorial debut with this movie.
Newcomer Dileep Kurian scripted the movie as a prison-break thriller, perhaps the first of its kind in Malayalam cinema. Along with Antony, Vinayakan, Chemban Vinod Jose, Tito Wilson, few actors from ‘Angamaly Diaries’ and a bunch of newcomers also played major roles in Swathanthryam Ardharathriyil.
Tinu Pappachan’s uniquely stylish making backed with good performances from the lead actors worked with the audience, especially the youth. It is an edge-of-the-seat thriller with loads of action and mass moments. It will be interesting to see how the makers tweak the movie in order to suit the sensibilities of the Tamil audience.