Mammootty has some real under-rated movies to his credit, especially some movies which released in the 1990's. One among them is Joshiy's Kuttettan, which had Mammootty in the lead role.
The film, which released in the year 1990, had elements of
comedy in it and Mammootty proved that he can handle comedy with
ease. Mammootty played the role of a married man in his 40's, who
is a flirt.
It was the kind of role to which Mammootty was completely new,
but the actor accepted the challenge and performed a fine job. But
disappointingly, the film wasn't a real big success. But later on,
Kuttettan fetched a huge fan following.
The film has a good entertainment value and does hold good
prospects for a remake. What if Mammootty's Kuttettan is
remade now? Who can replace Mammootty, Saritha, Jagadish and others
in such a possible remake? We discuss about this interesting
scenario in this week's Past To Present.
Biju Menon As Vishnu Narayanan aka Kuttettan (Mammootty)
The role of Kuttettan in the movie was effortlessly handled by
Mammooty in the original. If a remake happens, we feel that Biju
Menon would be the right choice for the role. Be it the acting
talent or good looks, the actor suits the role completely. In the
comedy sequences, Biju Menon is sure to impress one and
Lena As Seetha (Saritha)
Seetha, the wife of Kuttettan, is an innocent home-maker, who
trusts and loves her husband blindly. Saritha portrayed this role
pretty well in the original version. If remade now, we feel that
actress Lena can do this role perfectly. She is sure to shine in
this role, which has good scope of performance.
Aju Varghese As Gopalakrishnan (Jagadish)
In Kuttettan, Jagadish was the one who portrayed this
role of the driver-cum-assistant of Vishnu. Mammootty-Jagadish
combo did provide some genuine laughs in the movie. At present, Aju
Varghese is the one who will fit in to this role completely.
Moreover, Biju Menon-Aju Varghese combo will strike big time as
they did in the film Vellimoonga.
Saikumar As Thomas Chacko (Thilakan)
Remember this role that was portrayed so well by Thilakan? The
role of Thomas Chacko has its share of negative shades. In case the
film is remade now, Saikumar will be the right option for this
role, with a few changes in get-up.
Suresh Krishna As Mr. Nair (Murali)
The role of Mr. Nair is quite a pivotal one in
Kuttettan. It was actor Murali, who played the role of
this fake gentleman. At present, Suresh Krishna is the one who can
do this role with negative shades, with ease.
Aima Sebastian As Indhu (Maathu)
It is this particular character that brings about a change in
Kuttettan's life. This character, which has been mistaken as
Kuttettan's daughter by his family members was portrayed by Maathu
in the original. If a remake happens, we feel that Aima Sebastian
can be chosen for this role, which is quite a crucial one in the
In fact, Kuttettan had its script written by Lohithadas, who also tried his hands at comedy through this venture. Well, if the film is remade now with the above mentioned actors, it would definitely be a treat to watch for this generation.