Jersey and Ala Vaikunthapurramloo makers acquire Ayyappanum Koshiyum Telugu rights
It seems like ‘Ayyappanum Koshiyum’ is hot in demand in the South Indian market. After signing the deal for the Tamil remake, the makers have now finalized the rights for the Telugu version as well. Suryadevara Naga Vamsi, who was the producer of superhit film ‘Jersey’ and the line producer of recent blockbuster ‘Ala Vaikunthapurramloo’ has bagged the rights. Details regarding the lead actors or the director helming the film are not yet known.
‘Ayyappanum Koshiyum’ written and directed by Sachy is one of the biggest hits of the year as of yet. Apart from critical acclaim, the film has also done an overall business of over Rs 50 crores. It was only recently that the deal was for the Tamil remake was signed. S Kathireasan, who has produced acclaimed films like ‘Aadukalam’ and ‘Jigarthanda’ acquired the rights. An official announcement with full cast and crew details is expected to be made soon.
‘Ayyappanum Koshiyum’ is basically centred around the conflict between two men — a soon-to-retire policeman and a retired havildar. Though the plot might sound very thin, it is an intricately woven tale of revenge with a lot of important socio-political issues addressed. It will be very interesting to see how the makers of the Tamil and Telugu versions adapt it to suit the sensibilities of the native audience.