The original is Dulquer Salmaan's film in Malayalam by the same title.

Watch Allu Sirishs ABCD promises to be a faithful remake
Flix Tollywood Monday, April 15, 2019 - 12:36

The makers of ABCD, Allu Sirish’s upcoming flick in Telugu, released the movie trailer on Monday morning. The movie is a remake of the Malayalam film with the same title starring Dulquer Salman. The Telugu version, from the trailer, seems to be a faithful remake of the Malayalam, with the humour and action sequences intact.

Allu Sirish, who plays the role of Avi in the movie, is a rich spoilt brat living in America. To mend his ways, Avi’s father through deceit sends him to India to pursue further education. But it’s only after reaching India that Allu Sirish and his friend (played by Bharat) realise that it had been a trap and they will have to live a hard life as students in India. How Avi and his friend make a living out of the meagre pocket money they get from home forms the humorous crux of the movie. A sample - they begin taking baths under public taps, count coins before buying  food and learn how to drink within the budget.

The trailer also introduces Rukshar Dhillion to the audience. She is playing the female lead in the movie. If the Malayalam version didn’t stress on establishing a romantic sequence between Dulquer and Aparna Gopinath, the Telugu trailer shows how Avi is swept by his feet when he first sets his eyes on Rukshar!

Cut into half the trailer, Avi and Bharat are now stars of their college and are preparing their plunge into politics. They fight their political opponents but the trailer ends with the big question: Has Avi learnt his big lesson in being a responsible son?

The Malayalam film, directed by Martin Prakkat, starred Dulquer Salman in the lead role with Jacob Gregory, Aparna Gopinath, Tovino Thomas, Vijayaraghavan, Lalu Alex, Sajini Sachariah, S.P.Sreekumar, Shivaji Guruvayoor, Sijoy Varghese, Krishnabhaskar Mangalasserri, Kalpana, Nandhu, Kalasala Babu, Santhakumari, and Thampi Antony forming the star cast.

The Telugu version is directed by Sanjiv Reddy who will be making his debut as a director. The film is all set to hit the theatres on May 17.