Swathanthryam Ardharathriyil, which had the Angamaly Diaries fame actor Antony Varghese in the lead, hit the silver screens on March 31 to a big opening. The film has been doing well at the box office with its first-day box office collections being Rs 1.5 crores.
Directed by Tinu Pappachan, the film is bankrolled by Angamaly Diaries director-writer duo, Lijo Jose Pellissery and Chemban Vinod Jose and director B Unnikrishnan. The film’s star cast, apart from Antony Varghese includes Chemban Vinod Jose, Vinayakan, Sinoj Varghese, Tito Wilson, and Lijo Jose Pellissery.
Music director Deepak Alexander composed the BGM score for this flick and Jakes Bejoy had scored music for the soundtrack. The cameraman for the film was Gireesh Gangadharan and Shabeer Mohammed had done the editing.
The other technical crew includes Stephy Zaviour taking care of the costume designs, Gokul Das in charge of the art department, and Ronex Xavier for makeup. Touted to be a thriller, its box office collections make it one of the successful films of the year.
Swathanthryam Ardharathriyil has collected approximately Rs 6.96 Lakhs from the two-day run at the Kochi multiplexes. According to a report by Forum Keralam, the film collected Rs 3.19 lakhs on its first day and Rs 3.77 Lakhs on its second day. The movie has 13 shows at the Kochi multiplexes alone.
The film’s success did create a huge competition among the filmmakers for the remake rights. According to sources, the Tamil remake rights of Swathanthryam Ardharathriyil have been sold out.
Guess who would be playing the lead role in it? Well, Jiiva has been roped in to reprise the role done by Antony Varghese. Sources in the know say that Tinu Pappachan, who had directed the Malayalam version, may go on to direct the Tamil remake as well. The talks are in the initial stages and an official announcement regarding it will be made once things are finalized.
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