Aayushkalam is the 1992-released fantasy thriller, which had Jayaram and Mukesh in the lead roles. The movie, which was directed by Kamal, was jointly scripted by Vinu Kiriyath and Rajan Kiriyath.
Interestingly, Aayushkalam dealt with unique bonding between a critically ill patient who undergoes heart transplantation, and the soul of his heart donor. Jayaram played Aby Mathew, the donor while Mukesh appeared as Balakrishnan, the patient.
Here we list the names of the actors, whom we feel are the perfect choices for the lead roles if Aayushkalam is remade now....
Prithviraj As Aby Mathew
Well, there is no actor in the current slot other than Prithviraj, who perfectly fits into the role of Aby Mathew, played by Jayaram. We are confident Prithvi can portray the helplessness and emotions of Aby with absolute perfection, if the movie is being remade now.
Indrajith as Balakrishnan
Indrajith, the versatile actor is the perfect choice for the role of Balakrishnan, the heart patient. The role played by Mukesh in the original has a touch of humour and sentiments. We feel that Indrajith is the only actor who can do justice to the role, if the movie is remade now.
Tovino is an actor who has the calibre to portray both negative and positive roles with the same ease. If Aayushkalam is remade now, he will make a good choice for the role of Alex Chandanavelil, the antagonist, played by Saikumar in the original.
Prayaga Martin as Shobha
Prayaga Martin, the young actress makes a perfect choice for the role of Shobha, Aby Mathew's wife, played by Maathu in the original.
Vinay Forrt as Inspector Damu
Inspector Damu, the character played by Sreenivasan in the movie, is a character which provides a lot of scope for humour. We feel that the talented actor Vinay Forrt can play the role to near perfection, if Aayushkalam is remade now.
Aayushkalam also featured several popular actors, including Innocent, KPAC Lalitha, Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Oduvil Unnikrishnan, Mamukoya, Shankaradi, Siddique, Alummoodan, Rudra, Idavela Babu, Gavin Packard, etc., in the supporting roles.
Saloo George was the director of photography. Ouseppachan composed the songs and background score. The song Mounam Swaramayi, which was sung by KJ Yesudas and KS Chithra still remains in the hit charts.
The movie was an unofficial adaptation of the 1990-released Hollywood film Heart Condition. Aayushkalam was later remade into Bollywood under the title Hello Brother, with Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan, and Rani Mukherji in the lead roles.