Summer In Bethlehem, the Sibi Malayil movie, is one of the most celebrated multi-starrers of Malayalam movie industry. The movie, which was released on September 4, 1998, had Suresh Gopi, Jayaram, and Manju Warrier in the lead roles.
The movie, which was written by popular writer-director Ranjith,
highly impressed the audiences and went on to become the highest
grosser of 1998. Summer In Bethlehem is still considered
as one of the classic family entertainers of Mollywood.
Social media audiences have conducted several discussions and
surveys on the new possible star cast of Summer In Bethlehem, if the movie is hypothetically remade
Here are our suggestions... Have a
Dulquer Salmaan As Dennis
Dulquer's exceptionally good voice and acting chops make
him a perfect choice for the role of Dennis, the rich orphan. The
soft-hearted, selfless lover's role is just tailor-made for the
Nivin Pauly As Ravishankar
Nivin is an actor who creates wonders with his charming
screen presence. He is also an actor who can pull off comical
characters with perfection. It will be really exciting if Nivin is
roped in to play Ravishankar, the most-wanted
Parvathy As Abhirami
Parvathy is undoubtedly most talented and versatile
actress of her generation. She has an amazing skill to carry any
type of characters on her shoulders. We can't really think of any
other choices for the role Abhirami, which still remains as one of
the best roles in Manju's career.
Soubin As Monai
Well, we are sure that no actor can replace the
supremely talented Kalabhavan Mani. But considering his great comic
timing and camaraderie with Dulquer and Nivin, Soubin will be a
good choice for the role Monai.
Prithviraj As Niranjan
It is hard to imagine any other actor in the place of
Niranjan, the character played by Mohanlal. It is has been
considered as one of the best ever cameo appearances of Mollywood.
If the movie is being remade today, Prithviraj is the only actor
who can do justice to this role.
Summer In Bethlehem dealt with the story of Dennis, a
rich orphan who longs for love, Ravishankar, Dennis's best buddy
and a struggling youngster who fabricates his family, and Abhirami,
Vidyasagar composed the songs and background score for the
movie. Most of the songs, especially 'Ethrayo Janmamay'
sung by Sujatha and Sreenivas, became chartbusters and are still in
the playlists of most of the Malayalis.
The movie ends without the revealing the identity of the girl who loves Ravi secretly and sends him a kitten & audio cassette through courier service. Still, the Malayali audiences are longing to know who the mystery girl is.