Mohanlal-Suresh Gopi starring crime thriller movie, Irupatham Noottandu is one of the iconic thriller films of Malayalam movie industry. The movie was written by SN Swamy and directed by K Madhu.
Irupatham Noottandu played a major role in cementing Mohanlal's superstardom in Mollywood. Ambika and Urvashi played the female leads in the movie, which Jagathy Sreekumar, Adoor Bhasi, Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Sukumari, Mamukoya, Prathapachandran, Janardhanan, Jagadish, etc., in the supporting roles.
Here we list the names of the actors, whom we feel are the perfect choices for the main star cast if Irupatham Noottandu is remade now....
Prithviraj as Sagar Alias Jacky
Prithviraj is the only choice for the role of Sagar Alias Jacky, if the movie is remade now. Prithvi is an actor who can handle both the heroic and simple characters with the same ease. The role of Sagar, played by Mohanlal in the original, has both these shades. And that is what which makes Prithvi perfect for the role.
Tovino Thomas as Sekharan Kutty
Shekharan Kutty, played by Suresh Gopi in the original is an antagonist role which is as powerful as the protagonist. If the movie is remade now, Tovino Thomas is the only actor from the current slot who can stand opposite Prithviraj's Jacky, as a powerful villain.
Bhavana as Ashwathy
The role of Ashwathy, played by Ambika in the original is an intelligent journalist who initially moves against Jacky, and finally plays a major role in his mission against Shekharankutty. The character demands a matured actress, and we feel that Bhavana will totally fit the bill.
Mia George as Jyothi
Urvashi appeared as Jyothi, the love interest of Sagar who has been imprisoned for murdering a local goon. If the movie is remade now, Mia George is a good choice for the role of the brave, good-hearted village girl.
Soubin Shahir as Ashokan
Veteran actress Jagathy Sreekumar appeared as Jacky's right-hand Ashokan. If Irupatham Noottandu is remade now, Soubin Shahir can do total justice to the role, which has both serious and humorous shades.
The movie, which was directed by M Mani for the banner Sunitha Productions, emerged as all time highest grosser of Malayalam movie industry until then, by fetching more than 2 Crores from its 175-days theatrical run.
Irupatham Noottandu was remade into Kannada under the title Jackey in 1989, with Ambarish in the lead role. It was remade in Telugu as 20va Shatabdam, with Suman replacing Mohanlal as the lead actor.
The movie had a spin-off titled Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded in 2009, with Mohanlal and Jagathy Sreekumar reprising their roles. But the Amal Neerad movie earned mixed reviews from the audiences and ended up as a moderate box office success.