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Samuthirakani to play Jimson’s role in the Tamil remake of Maheshinte Prathikaram

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We had already told you that Priyadarshan will be helming the Tamil verison of last year’s widely acclaimed Malayalam movie Maheshinte Prathikaram. Actor/producer Udhayanidhi Stalin and Malayali actress Namitha Pramod have been roped in to play the lead roles.

Latest addition to the camp is the National Award winning actor Samuthirakani. He will be playing the role of Jimson in the film. Sujith Shankar had played the role in Malayalam. Samuthirakani worked with Priyadarshan in last year’s blockbuster movie Oppam alongside Mohanlal. Samuthirakani played the role of a cold blooded serial killer and his performance in the movie was highly appreciated.

Maheshinte Prathikaram’s core plot is about the protagonist taking a revenge after being thrashed by an outsider in his locality. It is a very realistic take on the events happening in the protagonist’s life. Eventhough the plot has revenge as it’s core element, it is told with natural and realistic humour.

The movie was a huge success, both critically and commercially. Fahadh Faasil played the lead role in the movie directed by Dileesh Pothen. It won numerous accolades including two National Awards; for the best feature film in Malayalam and best screenplay for Shyam Pushkaran. Interestingly, Priyadarshan was the jury chairman of last year’s National Film Awards.

The director had informed that the Tamil verison will have some slight changes in the script. They will be tweaking the plot slightly to suit the sensibilities of the Tamil audience. There will be much more prominence to humour in the Tamil version.

Namitha Pramod will be making her Tamil debut by reprising the role of Aparna Balamurali from the original. MS Bhaskar will be playing the role essayed by Alencier Ley Lopez. The movie will start rolling on July 15 and will be shot extensively in Theni and Cumbam regions.

Priyadarshan has retained his technicians from Oppam. NK Ekambaram has been roped in as the DOP while MS Ayyappan Nair will be editing the movie. Santhosh T Kuruvilla of Moonshot Entertainment is funding this yet-to-be-titled movie.

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