A still from Malayalam thriller 'Ayyappanum Koshiyum' Photograph:( Twitter )
According to reports, the film is also set to be remade in Telugu with Rana Daggubati essaying Prithviraj’s character.
The Malayalam action thriller ‘Ayyappanum Koshiyum’ will now be remade in Hindi. The Bollywood remake rights of the film which starred Prithviraj Sukumaran and Biju Menon, has been acquired by actor John Abraham and will be bankrolled by his production house JA Entertainment.
The Malayalam film was about an influential plantation owner and a policeman and their clash of egos. The film was directed by Sachy and was produced by Ranjith and PM Sasidharan. Ranjith can also be seen acting in the film, playing the role of Gowri Nandha while Anna Reshma Rajan played the female lead.
According to reports, the film is also set to be remade in Telugu with Rana Daggubati essaying Prithviraj’s character and Ravi Teja or N Balakrishna playing the role done by Biju Menon. However there is no clarity regarding other details of the Telugu remake.
The film will also be remade in Tamil with the rights having been bagged by producer Kathiresan, who has made critically acclaimed films such as ‘Aadukalam’ and ‘Jigarthanda’.