Sarathkumar and Sasikumar likely to team up for Ayyappanum Koshiyum remake
Earlier, there were reports that producer Kathiresan's Five Star Creations has bought the remake rights of hit Malayalam film, Ayyappanum Koshiyum. Rumours were also doing rounds that Dhanush has been approached to play one of the leads in the film.
According to latest reports, the makers have roped in actors Sarathkumar and Sasikumar to play Prithviraj and Biju Menon's characters in the Tamil version of the film. The shoot is likely to begin in the first week of May, post the novel coronavirus crisis.
Major portions of the film will be shot in Ooty and Kodaikanal, were Ayyapanum Koshiyum was also filmed. An official announcement will be made soon.
Ayyappanum Koshiyum was about an ego clash between a police officer named Ayyappan Nair, played by Biju Menon, and a retired havildar named Koshy Kurien, essayed by Prithviraj. The film was praised by the audience and critics alike. Directed by Sachy, the film also featured actors like Ranjith, Anil Nedumangad, Sabumon Abdusamad, Alencier Ley Lopez, and Anna Rajan in pivotal roles.
Kathiresan is also bankrolling another project, which will feature Raghava Lawrence as the protagonist. Touted to be an entertainer, the film will go on floors in June.
Meanwhile, Sarathkumar is also working on Mani Ratnam's much-awaited historical film, Ponniyin Selvan. He will be seen playing the role of Periya Pazhuvettaraiyar. On the other hand, Sasikumar is waiting for the release of his upcoming film, MGR Magan, directed by Ponram.