Malayalam film Maayanadhi which starred Tovino Thomas and Aishwarya Lekshmi and released for Christmas 2017 is being remade in Hindi, say reports. Directed by Aashiq Abu, Mayanadhi turned out to be a big hit last year.
The romantic thriller written by Syam Pushkaran and Dileesh Nair managed to impress the audience and critics alike. The terrific word-of-mouth worked in favour of the film to amass steady collections and post a healthy total at the box-office.The well-written storyline and outstanding performances of its lead cast, Tovino Thomas and Aishwarya Lekshmi were key factors.
The makers reportedly made the annoucement about the Hindi remake in the presence of the Malayalam superstar Mohanlal during the audio launch of his upcoming movie, Neerali.
The Hindi remake will be directed by Joe Rajan of Luv U Soniyo fame and it will be bankrolled by actor-director-producer Sachin Pilgaonkar along with Santosh Kuruvilla and Aashiq Abu. The rest of the cast and crew will be finalised soon.
The film is based on a romantic relationship between Tovino Thomas as Mathew and Aishwarya Lekshmi as Appu. Mathew is an orphan living as a thug whereas Appu is a self-made woman who stays separately from her family in Kochi. The film also had Harish Uthaman, Ilavarasu, Leona Lishoy and Darshana Rajendran in the cast. The film won several awards, including the prestigious Padmarajan award. The film's music is composed by Rex Vijayan. Shahabaz Aman won the Kerala State Film Award for Best Singer for the rendition of the song 'Mizhiyil Ninnum'.
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