The 1990's did produce some really good Malayalam movies, which could be rightly tagged as clean family entertainers. One such movie was the Mohanlal starrer Mithunam, directed by Priyadarshan.
The film, which released in the year 1993, features Mohanlal in the role of a person named Sethumadhavan, who dreams of setting up a biscuit factory of his own.
Apart from the issues faced by Sethumadhavan on the business front, Mithunam also took a close look at the husband and wife relationship. It was one of those Malayalam movies, which genuinely addressed the issues that might arise post-marriage. Apart from Mohanlal, the film also featured Urvashi, jagathy Sreekumar, Sreenivasan, Innocent, Meena, Janardhanan, Thikkurissi Sukumaran Nair, Kuthiravattom Pappu etc., in important roles
The central theme of the movie is quite relevant, even now. So, what if the film is remade now? Who can replace actors like Mohanlal, Urvashi and other lot of actors, if such a remake happens? In this week's Past To Present, we discuss about this interesting scenario.
Fahadh Faasil As Sethumadhavan (Mohanlal)
It is hard to imagine any other actor in the shoes of Sethumadhavan, the character which was effortlessly portrayed by Mohanlal. But, in case a remake happens, we feel that Fahadh Faasil would be the obvious choice for this role. He is one such young actor who can bring in certain subtle nuances that the character demands.
Anusree As Sulochana (Urvashi)
Veteran actress Urvasi got to play one of her career best roles in Mithunam, as Sulochana, the wife of Sethumadhavan, who is a complaint box. It is hard to replace a talented actress like Urvasi but if the film is remade now, we feel that Anusree will fit in to the role perfectly. She has the calibre to pull off such roles with ease.
Soubin Shahir As Preman (Sreenivasan)
How about casting Soubin in the role of Preman, portrayed by Sreenivasan in the original? Interesting, isn't it? Soubin is sure to score in such a role and more importantly, the combo of Fahadh Faasil and Soubin Shahir will surely rock on screen.
Suraj Venjaramoodu As K T Kurup (Innocent)
Innocent did give a thunderous performance as K T Kurup, the elder brother of Sethumadhavan. The character, which is a problem-maker would be safe in the hands of an actor like Suraj Venjaramoodu, if a remake of Mithunam happens now.
Kalabhavan Shajon As Suguthan (Jagathy Sreekumar)
We know that it is quite impossible for an actor to portray the role of Suguthan, the brother-in-law of Sethumadhavan, as effectively as Jagathy Sreekumar. But, from the current lot of actors, Kalabhavan Shajon is the one who can do justice to the role.
Disappointingly, the film which had its script written by Sreenivasan, wasn't a big success at the box office. But with time, the film gained a cult status among the audiences.
If a remake happens, with actors like Fahadh Faasil, Anusree, Soubin Shahir, Suraj Venjaramoodu etc., on board along with minute changes in the script according to the present day scenarios, we can be sure of getting a neat family entertainer.