Fahadh Faasil reveals that he had tried to acquire Yavanika rights!
Though classic yesteryear films getting remade is an usual thing in other languages, in Malayalam, it is still a rarity. Only very few films like ‘Nidra’ and ‘Rathinirvedam’ have been recreated for the new age but not very successfully. In a recent interview, young star Fahadh Faasil revealed about trying to get the rights of the classic 1982 film, ‘Yavanika’.
Directed by the legendary KG George, ‘Yavanika’ is a thrilling murder-mystery. Bharath Gopy, Jalaja, Mammootty and Venu Nagavally starred in the film. George’s storytelling and direction is considered way ahead of its time and the film enjoys a cult status.
In the interview, Fahadh said that acquiring the rights of ‘Yavanika’ is a bit complicated as someone is writing a book on it. He also spoke in length about how he is greatly influenced by the Malayalam films of the 80s. He even mentioned about KG George’s other films like ‘Adaminte Variyellu’ and ‘Lekhayude Maranam Oru Flashback’, ‘Ee Kanni Koodi’ etc.