Now, a film on Rappai, commonly known as Theeta Rappai, who became popular for his large appetite, is being made. Interestingly, it will have RLV Ramakrishnan, the brother of late actor Kalabhavan Mani in the lead.
Reports are that the film is planned as a family entertainer with debut director Vinu Ramakrishnan doing extensive research to develop the story and screenplay. It may be mentioned that Vinu Ramakrishnan was an erstwhile associate of veteran director Vinayan. The film will be produced by KK Vikraman under his banner KBM Creations. While the story is written by director Vinu Ramakrishnan, it has been scripted by journalist CA Sajeevan. Anwar Aman will be composing the tunes for the songs which have been penned by Rafeeq Ahmad while the cinematography will be done by Ajayan Vincent.
Known for eating enormous quantities of food, Theeta Rappai participated in several eating competitions and won prizes for his achievement. His name had been included in the Limca Book of World Records but his desire to enter the Guinness Book remained unfulfilled as he had to retire from participating in the eating competitions due to ill health. He was diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension and passed away while undergoing treatment at the Jubilee Mission Hospital in Thrissur on December 9, 2006, at the age of 67.
According to some reports about Theeta Rappai, he would easily polish off 75 idlis for breakfast, a couple of buckets of rice and curries for lunch, and 60 rotis for dinner. Reports are that he would eat 250 idlis and 15 kg of pudding and halwa in a single sitting. In one of the eating competitions, he reportedly consumed 750 idlis, 25 kg appam, hundreds of bananas, and buckets of payasam.
Well, a film on him would certainly be interesting!