|Trivandrum: One of the biggest hits in the late 1970s, 'Rathinirvadam' is about to remade, and its shooting will begin next month. The remake-announcement of the 1978 commercial classic by two of the greatest film personalities in Mollywood -- Padmarajan and Bharathan -- has got movie buffs waiting in great anticipation.
‘Rathinirvedam’ had paved the way for a different kind of film-making in the state. The film tells a forbidden love story of a teenage boy (played by Krishnachandran) and a woman older than him (played by Jayabharathy). Adapted from a novel of the same name, the author -- Padmarajan -- also wrote the script of the film. Director Bharathan transformed it into celluloid in the year 1978.
The film was crucial for both Bharathan and Padmarajan and the success of the film rewrote the career graph of many in the Malayalam film industry.
The remake of the film, according to sources, is expected to begin shooting next month. The film will be produced by Suresh Kumar and directed by TK Rajeevkumar. The music of the film is by M Jayachandran. The production work has begun.
Jayabharathy’s role as ‘Rathi Chechy’ will be done by actor Swetha Menon and the role of Pappu that Krishnachandran did, will be taken up by a new face.
The shooting of the film will start in the Onnattukara area of Kayamkulam and Mavelikkara, where the story is set at. The first version of the film was mostly shot in Nelliyambathy.
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