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 brilliant film.
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 scenario.
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 Javed Khan
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 watch.
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.