Aashirvad Cinemas, which is owned by Antony Perumbavoor is one of the largest production banners of Malayalam cinema. The banner has produced several blockbusters, including the recently released Mohanlal-Priyadarshan film, Oppam.
As per the latest reports, Aashirvad Cinemas is all set to make
its debut in Bollywood. The banner will enter the industry by
producing the remake of Oppam, which will be directed by
Thus, Aashirvad Cinemas has emerged as the first Malayalam
production banner to receive an official Bollywood entry.
Oppam Hindi remake, which will start rolling in 2017,
reportedly stars Akshay Kumar in the lead role.
The rest of the star cast and title of the project will be
announced soon. Interestingly, it is the first production venture
of Aashirvad Cinemas, which will not have Mohanlal in the lead
role. It is the 24th project of the banner.
Antony Perumbavoor made his production debut in 2000 under the
banner Aashirvad Cinemas, with the Mohanlal starring Shaji Kailas
film Narasimham. The second production venture of the
banner was Ranjith's Ravanaprabhu.
Aashirvad Cinemas owns the credit of producing the highest ever grosser of Malayalam cinema, Drishyam. The Mohanlal starring suspense thriller directed by Jeethu Joseph has made a lifetime collection of about 75 Crores.