Jayaram to remake Samuthirakani's Appa

Jayaram to remake Samuthirakani’s Appa

Veteran Malayalam actor Jayaram will act in the Malayalam remake of Tamil film Appa. Interestingly, Samuthirakani, who directed the original version besides playing the lead role, will wield the megaphone for the Malayalam remake.

Besides winning critical acclaim from audience, the film had a good run at the box office as the masses have embraced it for the strong message.

It is to be noted that Samuthirakani is popular in Malayalam industry as he has recently played the psycho villain in Mohanlal’s blockbuster Oppam.

Appa is written, produced and directed by Samuthirakani. A spiritual sequel to Saattai (2012), the film features Samuthirakani himself in the lead role, with Thambi Ramaiah in a supporting role.

Featuring music composed by maestro Ilaiyaraaja, the film began production in late 2015 and released in July 2016. The film released on July 1, 2016.

The film was shot in 34 days, with Samuthirakani expressing his interest in remaking the film in 12 different Indian languages and revealed that he had begun talking to Telugu actors Nagarjuna and Venkatesh about reprising the lead roles.