The latest buzz in K-Town is that- either Sivakarthikeyan or Dulquer Salam would play the lead role in the Tamil remake of Malayalam super hit Pavithram, which had Mohanlal in the lead.
“The original, released in 1994, was a superhit film, and recently, Bollywood Badhaai Ho, also loosely based on Pavithram, did extremely well at the box office, too,” said reports.
Quoting sources, they added: “And since both these films did well at the box office, came this decision to remake Pavithram in Tamil.”
Pavithram is directed by T. K. Rajeev Kumar and scripted by P. Balachandran. The film stars Mohanlal, Shobana, Vinduja Menon, Thilakan, Srividya, Sreenivasan, Nedumudi Venu and Innocent. The music was composed by Sharreth and the cinematography was by Santosh Sivan.
The film deals with the relationship between siblings Unnikrishnan (Mohanlal) and Meenakshi (Vinduja Menon) who have an almost 30 year age difference between them. The film won Mohanlal the Filmfare Awards South for Best Actor.
The film has six songs composed by Sharreth, with lyrics by O. N. V. Kurup. The song Sreeragamo skyrocketed to fame upon release and is highly regarded as a masterpiece of the composer.
It is composed on Carnatic raga Kharaharapriya. Sharath uses Dwijavanthi raga in the noted song Thaalamayanju, sung by Yesudas and Sujatha. The film is rated a 7.8 in IMDB and is still considered as one of the best movies done by Mohanlal.