If we take the list of best Malayalam movies that have come out
based on friendship, then Siddique's Friends, which
featured Jayaram, Mukesh and Sreenivasan in the lead roles, would
definitely find a prominent place in it.
Friends, which hit the theatres in the year 1999, was a
multi-starrer. Its lead heroes, Jayaram, Mukesh and Sreenivasan,
were among the most bankable heroes of Mollywood those
The story of Friends, revolved around Aravindan (Jayaram),
Chanthu(Mukesh) and Joy(Sreenivasan), who are thick friends since
their childhood days. The film had loads of comedy and was high on
emotional content as, well.
What if this movie is remade now? Some minor changes in the
story and screenplay might be required, according to the change in
times. If so, who all are the perfect Malayalam actors to replace
Jayaram, Mukesh & Sreenivasan in such a remake? Continue
reading this week's Past To Present to know more about
Nivin Pauly As Aravindan
It was Jayaram who portrayed the role of Aravindan, the richest
and the most flirtatious guy among the three friends. If a remake
happens, Nivin Pauly can do complete justice to this role with his
charm and entertaining act. Even the emotional sequences will be
safe in the hands of this actor.
Tovino Thomas As Chanthu
Chanthu is one such guy, who is a bit of an introvert. He is a
sensitive guy and is of serious nature, among the three. It was
Mukesh who did this role with effortless ease in the original and
in case of a remake, this role will be safe in the hands of a
talented actor like Tovino Thomas.
Soubin Shahir As Joy
Well, Chakkachamparambil Joy is the most matured character among
the three. At the same time, it is this character, which provides
the maximum scope for comedy. Sreenivasan made this character a
memorable one in the original and at present, it is Soubin Shahir
who is a perfect fit for this role.
Nithya Menen As Padmini
The character of Padmini, wife of Aravindan, plays a vital role
in the film. It is a role with good scope for performances and
Meena was the one who enacted the role in original. At present,
Nithya Menen will be the perfect choice for this role and the pair
of Nivin Pauly and Nithya Menen would be a refreshing one.
Prayaga Martin As Uma (Divya
Uma, is the sister of Aravindan and the love interest of
Chanthu. If it was Divya Unni who portrayed this role in the
original, Prayaga Martin would be the perfect choice for this role,
in case a remake happens now.
Well, it would be really an entertaining ride, if such a remake
happens with Nivin Pauly, Tovino Thomas and Soubin Shahir on board.
The core theme of Friends would always remain relevant,
despite the change in times and hence it is apt to think of a
remake like this.