Cheppu, is one of the most underrated movies of Mohanlal-Priyadarshan team. The film, which released in the year 1987, was quite different from the movies from the team, till that time.
The story of Cheppu was set in the premises of a college, ruled by a gang of students. The film, which had Mohanlal in the role of a professor, focussed on the anti-social elements in college and adversities of campus politics, as well.
Mohanlal stole the show with his portrayal of an ideal college professor. It is a fact that the film isn't much celebrated like the other movies of Mohanlal-Priyadarshan team.
In fact, the story, premises and the issue the film dealt with is quite relevant even now and the film holds good prospects for a remake. What if this Mohanlal starrer is remade now? Who all can be the perfect replacements for Mohanlal, Lissy, Ganesh & Others in such a remake. In this week's Past To Present, we discuss about this interesting scenario.
Fahadh Faasil As Ramachandran (Mohanlal)
It was Mohanlal who portrayed the character Ramachandran, a college lecturer who tries to question the anti-social elements in the college. The role offers good scope of performance and if the film is remade now, we feel that Fahadh Faasil will be one such actor who can impart that much required intensity to the character.
Neeraj Madhav As Ranjith Mathews(Ganeshkumar)
This is one of the pivotal characters if the movie. Actor Ganesh was the one who played the role of the main antagonist in the movie. In case of a remake, actor Neeraj Madhav will be the perfect choice for this role. It would be one such role, which would really challenge the actor in him.
Renji Panicker As College Principal (M G Soman)
M G Soman had essayed an important role in the film Cheppu. He played the role of the college Principal. At present, Renji Panicker would be the apt choice for this character, who is forced to turn a blind eye on the happenings in the college.
Siddique As Lecturer (Nedumudi Venu)
Nedumudi Venu appeared as a lecturer, who is one of the friends of Ramachandran. The character appears only in the initial few scenes, but holds due importance in the film. In case of a remake, actor Siddique can be a perfect replacement.
Prayaga Martin As Mini (Lissy)
Mini, is the lady love of Ramachandran. The character holds due importance in the progress of the movie. If it was Lissy who portrayed this particular role in Cheppu. If ever a remake happens, Prayaga Martin shall be the best choice for this role.
It would be a real treat, if Cheppu is remade with actors like Fahadh Faasil, Neeraj Madhav on board. In fact, films like Cheppu will be most appreciated now.