Vandanam, the 1989-released Mohanlal movie, still
remains as one of the all-time favourite romantic thrillers of
Malayalam movie lovers. The movie, which directed by Priyadarshan,
depicted the love story of a police officer, and a criminal's
Mohanlal delivered one of the finest performances of his career
in the movie, which marked the Malayalam movie debut of Girija
Shettar. The climax of Vandanam has still been considered
as one of most haunting climaxes in the history of Malayalam
Let's see who can all replace Mohanlal and others, if
Vandanam is hypothetically being remade
Dulquer Salmaan As
Unnikrishnan is a young police inspector who falls in love with
Gaadha, a convict's daughter. There is absolutely no replacement
for Mohanlal, who delivered a fantastic performance in the movie.
But, if the movie is hypothetically being remade now, Dulquer
Salmaan will be the best choice for the role.
Nithya Menen As Gaadha
Nithya Menen's matured acting skills and cute looks makes her
the best choice for the role of Gaadha, the daughter of a
convict who gradually falls in love with a police inspector,
without knowing who he is. Her crackling onscreen chemistry with
Dulquer will be an absolute treat to watch.
Siddique As Prof. Kurian
Siddique will be a perfect replacement for Nedumudi Venu for the
role of Prof. Kurian Fernandez if Vandanam is remade now.
The role of the loving professor who avenges his dear student's
death, will be safe in his hands.
Soubin Shahir As Peter
Soubin Shahir, the young actor will be a great choice for the
role of Peter, the flirtatious college friend cum colleague of
Unnikrishnan. The role was brilliantly essayed by senior actor
Mukesh in the original.
Aju Varghese As K.Purushothaman
Aju Varghese will make a good choice for the role of Unni's
irritating colleague K. Purushothaman Nair, who struggles with his
Kannada communication skills. The role was originally played by the
popular actor Jagadish.
Vandanam, which was an adaptation of Hollywood movie
Stake Out, was penned by VR Gopalakrishnan. The movie had
also featured several popular actors including Sukumari, MG Soman,
Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Kunjan, Ganesh Kumar, Maniyanpilla Raji, Cochin
Haneefa, etc., in the supporting roles.
Director Priyadarshan went on to cast Girija Shettar in the role
of Gaadha, after watching her performance in Mani Ratnam's
Geethanjali. Girija once again teamed up with Mohanlal and
Priyadarshan after Vandanam, for a project
titled Dhanushkodi, which was later shelved.
The songs of Vandanam, which were composed by Ouseppachan and
penned by Shibu Chakravarthy, are still popular among the music
lovers. Vandanam was later remade into Telugu under the
title Nirnayam, with real-life couple Nagarjuna and Amala
in the lead roles.