Sasikumar and Sarath Kumar to star in Ayyappanum Koshiyum Tamil remake?
As reported by us earlier, the superhit Malayalam film ‘Ayyappanum Koshiyum’ is getting remade in Tamil. S Kathiresan, who has produced acclaimed films like ‘Aadukalam’ and ‘Jigarthanda’ has acquired the rights. Latest buzz in social medias is that Sasikumar and Sarath Kumar might play the lead roles in the film. While Sasikumar is expected to reprise Prithviraj’s role, Sarath Kumar will be essaying the role played by Biju Menon. An official confirmation in this regard is still awaited.
‘Ayyappanum Koshiyum’, written and directed by Sachy, is a dual hero film that revolves around the conflict between a soon-to-retire policeman and a retired havildar. It is an intricately woven tale of revenge with a lot of important socio-political issues addressed. The film was a big hit at the box office and also earned critical acclaim.
Apart from the Tamil remake, the film’s Telugu rights have also been acquired. Suryadevara Naga Vamsi, who was the producer of superhit film ‘Jersey’ and the line producer of recent blockbuster ‘Ala Vaikunthapurramloo’ has bagged the rights. It will be very interesting to see how the makers of the Tamil and Telugu version adapt ‘Ayyappanum Koshiyum’ to suit the sensibilities of the native audience.