Malayalam films that have stayed loyal to the thriller genre are comparatively lesser. In fact, we have to go back to the 80's to find some real thrillers, which were perfect in all aspects.
K Madhu's Moonnam Mura, was one such movie, which had all the elements of a thriller drama. The film, which dealt around the kidnapping of a set of people and a corresponding rescue operation, is still loved by the majority of the audiences.
The film, which released in the year 1988, had its script written by S N Swamy, who is a well-known writer of investigative thrillers. The film featured Mohanlal as Ali Imran, the lead character.
Moonnam Mura had an ensemble star cast comprising of actors like Sukumaran, Mukesh, Lalu Alex, Suresh Gopi, Revathi, Janardhanan, Babu Antony, Innocent etc., in important roles.
What if this film is remade now? Who can replace the lead role played by Mohanlal in this film? In this week's Past To Present, we discuss this scenario. Read on..
Prithviraj As Ali Imran
Prithviraj, in all the senses, would be the perfect choice to play the lead role of Ali Imran, portrayed by Mohanlal in the original. Ali Imran is the person who carries out the rescue operation in the movie. He is an ex-cop who chose to resign from service, due to some issues that he had to face from the department. Prithviraj can simply nail it as Ali Imran.
Indrajith As Charles
Well, Indrajith can do justice to the role of Charles, the kidnapper and the leader of the gang. Charles, the ruthless villain was portrayed by Lalu Alex in the original.
Govind Padmasoorya As Vaishakhan
Suresh Gopi, portrayed a character named Vaishakhan, in this film. Even though a short role, it was a prominent one in the film. Govind Padmasoorya can essay this particular role with ease.
Prayaga Martin As Mini Johnson
Revathi got to play a vital role in this movie. The actress played the role of a guide named Mini Johnson. From the young generation actresses, Prayaga Martin is the perfect choice to play this role, which holds importance in the movie.
Vinay Forrt As Vinod
Vinod, is a person from the gang of kidnappers, who has a positive shade. The role was portrayed by Mukesh in the original. From the present actors, Vinay Forrt can essay this role perfectly.
Siddique As D.I.G. Menon
The role of D.I.G. Menon was portrayed by Sukumaran in Moonaam Mura. D.I.G. Menon is one such person who is close to Ali Imran. Actor Siddique is the ultimate choice for this particular role.
Saikumar As Bharathan Menon
What if Saikumar does the role of Bharathan Menon, one of the ministers of Kerala? In fact, this is one of the vital characters in the film and we feel Saikumar is the perfect choice for it.
Shine Tom Chacko As Karunan
In Moonnam Mura, actor Vijayaraghavan portrayed the role of Karunan, a character with extreme negative shades. Come to the present and we feel Shine Tom Chacko can bring in that necessary aggression to the character.
Well, if materialized, it would be definitely a dream project, with such a big star cast. Moreover, the theme and the plot of the film hold due importance even now, making it a film, worthy of a remake.