Gautham Menon to direct the Tamil remake of Nayattu
After films like ‘Ayyappanum Koshiyum’, ‘Kappela’ and ‘Lucifer’, yet another Malayalam film is set to be remade. The remake rights of Martin Prakkat’s ‘Nayattu’ have been sold in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi languages. The Tamil version will be helmed by Gautham Vasudev Menon. The Telugu and Hindi rights have been acquired by Allu Arjun’s Geetha Arts and actor John Abraham respectively. More details regarding the cast and crew of the remake versions are awaited.
‘Nayattu’ is a hard-hitting and thought-provoking film that is a part a social-drama as well as a survival-thriller. The film has Kunchacko Boban, Nimisha Sajayan and Joju George as the leads. Upon its theatrical release in April this year, the film failed to emerge as a commercial hit. But after its release on Netflix, the film found appreciation from non-Malayali cinephiles and celebs from other industries. However, there was also a section of social media users and critics who raised severe criticisms about the film’s politics.
It will be interesting to see how the makers of the remake versions adapt the script. The original version is penned by Shahi Kabir of ‘Joseph’ fame.