Bollywood movie 3 Idiots, which released in the year 2009, is one such movie that is still regarded as a classic by Indian film audiences. The movie gained huge critical and commercial success.
The film, directed by Rajkumar Hirani, featured Aamir Khan, Madhavan and Sharman Joshi in the lead roles. 3 Idiots did set some big box office records during the time of its release.
The story of 3 Idiots can be taken to any other language. The relevance of the subject that the film discussed is beyond the barriers of languages. In that case, what if that film is remade in Malayalam?
An interesting scenario indeed, isn't it? In this week's Mollywood Retake, we discuss about 3 Idiots. Read on to know more.
Fahadh Faasil As Raancho
It would be tough to portray this role, which Aamir Khan made it a memorable one with his own style. Coming to Mollywood, we feel that Fahadh Faasil is the apt one who can do this role with perfection. He has that energy, intelligent looks and amazing acting ability to suit the character of Raancho, who is the real hero of this movie. The actor would definitely do complete justice to the character.
Tovino Thomas As Farhan Qureshi
Farhan Qureshi is the narrator of the movie and we get to know more about the film through this character. Madhavan was superb in this role and if the film is remade in Malayalam, Tovino Thomas will fit the bill perfectly. He can portray this role in a matured manner and can prove to be the best choice as the narrator.
Sunny Wayne As Raju Rastogi
Sunny Wayne is the perfect replacement for Sharman Joshi, who portrayed the role of Raju Rastogi, the most innocent guy among the three. The actor, with a clean shaven look will fit in to the shoes of this character and can he definitely can give a measured performance.
Keerthy Suresh As Pia
Keerthy Suresh, with her cute looks and acting skills can portray the role of Pia, a young doctor who is in love with Raancho. Kareena Kappor had played this role with ease and we can't find a better actress than Keerthy to do this role in Malayalam. Moreover, the pair of Fahadh Faasil and Keerthy Suresh would definitely look good onscreen.
Soubin Shahir As Chathur
Chathur is the most entertaining character of this movie. A crooked gut who tries to outshine everybody else with some wacky tricks. There is no better choice than Soubin Shahir to play this role in the Malayalam version. He is sure to tickle our bones with some witty one-liners.
Indrajith As The Real Ranchod Das Chanchad
Indrajith can shine in this funny cameo that Javed Jaffery did in the original. The Malayalam actor is the perfect choice for this short yet important role that makes an impact in the whole movie.
Jagathy Sreekumar As Virus
Now, coming to the most important role of the movie. We simply can't imagine anyone other than Jagathy Sreekumar in the role of VIRUS, a strict college principle with a staunch attitude, portrayed by Boman Irani in the original. Unfortunately, Jagathy Sreekumar is not active in films due to a severe injury that he suffered from an accident. We sincerely hope that he would recover soon and make a comeback to films.
Well, it would be a dream casting and the combination of Fahadh Faasil, Tovino Thomas and Sunny Wayne will look fresh on screen.
Interestingly, 3 Idiots was remade to Tamil as Nanban and the movie was directed by popular film-maker Sankar. The film featured Vijay, Sreekanth and Jiiva in the roles portrayed by Aamir Khan, Madhavan and Sharman Joshi respectively in the original.