A few days ago, the news of the Tamil and Telugu remake of the Malayalam drama Ayyappanum Koshiyum broke out. The box office success of Ayyappanum Koshiyum has pushed for Tamil and Telugu remakes.
Ayyappanum Koshiyum is a Prithviraj and Biju Menon starrer action thriller. The film follows a tale of rivalry between the titled characters Ayyappan Nair and Koshy Kurian. While Biju Menon played the role of a policeman (Ayyappan Nair), Prithiviraj played the role of a retired army man (Koshy Kurian ).
The National Award-winning producer Kathiresan has acquired the movie's rights for the Tamil remake. Ever since the announcement, rumors of who will play the lead roles have taken over the industry. Rumors hinted at the involvement of Dhanush, STR and Vijay Sethupathy in the remake. The latest addition to the rumor wagon is the news of Sarath Kumar and Sasikumar teaming up for the remake. It has suggested that Sarath Kumar will play Prithiviraj's role and that Sasikumar will take on Biju Menon's role in the Tamil remake of Ayyappanum Koshiyum. Sarath Kumar and Sasikumar have already signed on to appear in Nirmal Kumar's action drama Naa Naa which is scheduled to release in 2020. If the rumors are true, the Tamil remake of Ayyappanum Koshiyum will the duo's second collaboration.
Ayyappanum Koshiyum is also said to be remade in Telugu. Suryadevara Naga Vamsi, who recently produced Ala Vaikunthapurramloo has acquired the rights for the Telugu remake.
Ayyappanum Koshiyum has grossed over 30 crores since its release on February 7th, 2020. The Tamil and Telugu remakes anticipate similar box office success.