Nirnayam, the Mohanlal starrer, which released in the
year 1995, was a kind of an attempt, which was entirely new to
Malayalam cinema. The film, directed by Sangeeth Sivan, was a
perfect revenge tale with some really thrilling moments in it.
The film narrated the story of Dr. Roy (Mohanlal), who has been
accused of killing his wife. How he comes out of the trap and finds
the orihinal culprit forms the crux of the story.
In fact, Nirnayam still stands as one of the most
underrated movies of Mohanlal. This Mohanlal starrer was based on a
Hollywood movie, but that doesn't take anything away from this
What if Nirnayam is remade now? The plot of the film is
quite relevant even now and moreover, such kind of movies are
appreciated more, nowadays. If so, who all are the perfect options
to replace Mohanlal, Heera Rajagopal and others, in such a remake.
In This week's Past To Present, we discuss about this interesting
Prithviraj As Dr. Roy
Dr. Roy, the character which was portrayed exceedingly well by
Mohanlal in the original will be a challenging role for any of the
young actors. We feel that Prithviraj is one such present
generation actor, who can do complete justice to this particular
role, in case of a remake. The young actor will perfectly fit in to
the role of a doctor.
Miya As Dr. Annie
The role of Dr Annie, wife of Dr. Roy holds due importance in
the film. If it was Heera Rajagopal in the original, Miya would be
the perfect replacement for the actress, in case a remake of this
film happens. Miya is a talented actress and she can pull off this
role with ease.
Anoop Menon As Commissioner
It was Lalu Alex who portrayed the role of this clever police
officer in the original. Anoop Menon will be the apt selection for
such a role in case of a possible remake. Anoop Menon and
Prithviraj in a cat and mouse game would definitely be a treat to
Vijay Babu As Dr. Menon
This particular character is the surprise package of the film.
Dr. Menon, the real antagonist of the story, was safe in the hands
of actor Devan. At present, we feel that Vijay Babu can be the best
choice for this role and his casting would definitely do a lot good
to maintain that surprise element in the movie.
Aju Varghese As Dr V.D Iyer
Dr. Iyer is one of the colleagues of Dr. Roy. This particular
character does give some comic relief in the due course of
narration of the story. If a remake happend, Aju Varghese is
undoubtedly the first choice for this particular role.
Be it the frames set by Santhosh Sivan or the clinical
performance of Mohanlal, Nirnayam showcased some real treasurable
moments on the screen. In fact, the film didn't get the success
that it deserved at the box office.