Pappayude Swantham Appoos, the 1992-released Mammootty starrer has been considered as the one of best family dramas of 1990's. The movie, which depicted the story of a workaholic widower and his neglected son, was directed by Fazil.
Suresh Gopi made an extended cameo appearance in the movie, which featured Shobana and Seena Dadi in the female leads. Pappayude Swantham Appoos still remains as one of the most-loved Mammootty films of all-time.
Here we list the names of the actors, whom we feel are the perfect choices to replace Mammootty and others if Pappayude Swantham Appoos is remade now....
Prithviraj as Balachandran
Mammootty's portrayal of Balachandran, the depressed, workaholic widower who neglects his only son Appoos, was widely appreciated by the audiences and critics. If the movie is being remade now, Prithviraj will be the right choice for the role.
Kunchacko Boban as Dr. Gopan
Suresh Gopi made an extended cameo appearance in the movie as Dr. Gopan, Balachandran's best friend who discovers Appu's ailing health condition. From the current slot, Kunchacko Boban can do complete justice to this role of a caring doctor.
Nyla Usha as Bhama, Appu's Mother
Shobana appeared as Bhama, Balachandran's late wife and Appu's mother, in the original. If Pappayude Swantham Appoos is getting remade now, Nyla Usha will be a good choice for the role of the doting mother who prepares video messages for her young son before she dies.
Rajisha Vijayan as Meenakshi
Meenakshi is the girl who comes to Balachandran's house as the carer of Appoos. She develops a strong bonding with Appoos, who finds a mother and best friend in her. The role, which was played by Seena Dadi in the original, is a tailor-made one for Rajisha Vijayan.
Master Eric Zachariah as Appoos
Eric Zachariah stole the hearts of the audiences with his performance as Sameera's son in the recently released movie Take Off. If Pappayude Swantham Appoos is being remade now, he will be a great choice to play the titular character Appoos, which was played by Badusha in the original.
Pappayude Swantham Appoos, which was scripted by director Fazil himself, featured an ensemble star cast including Sankaradi, KPAC Sunny, TP Madhavan, Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Ravindran, Santhakumari, Subair, etc.
Young actor Fahadh Faasil made his acting debut as a child artist with the movie, by playing the role of Appoos's friend in the movie. Badusha, who played the titular character Appoos, won the Kerala State Award for the Best Child Artist, for his performance in the movie.
Interestingly, the role of Dr. Gopan was originally supposed to be played by the National award winner Murali. But the actor backed out due his other work commitments, and the team went on to rope in Suresh Gopi for the role.
Ilaiyaraaja composed the songs and background score for the movie, which was produced by Khais. Pappayude Swantham Appoos, which was a major commercial success, had completed 200 days at the releasing centres.