In Harihar Nagar, the Siddique-Lal movie is one of the most celebrated comedy thrillers of Malayalam movie industry. Mukesh, Siddique, Jagadish, and Ashokan appeared in the lead roles in the movie.
The movie was the second directorial outing of Siddique-Lal duo, who later emerged as one of the best director duos of the industry. In Harihar Nagar had Geetha Vijayan in the female lead and Suresh Gopi in an extended cameo appearance.
Here we list the names of the actors, whom we feel are the perfect choices for the lead roles if In Harihar Nagar is remade now....
Nivin Pauly as Mahadevan
Nivin Pauly is the best choice for the role of Mahadevan, the most intelligent guy of the gang. The role of the typical Malayali youngster, played by Mukesh in the original, will be safe in Nivin's hands.
Tovino Thomas as Govindan Kutty
Govindan Kutty, the role played by Siddique in the original, is the comparitively-matured, practical guy in the gang. If the movie is being remade, Tovino Thomas will be a good choice for the role.
Soubin Shahir as Appukuttan
Soubin Shahir will be a great choice for the role of Appukuttan, the most innocent yet trouble-making member of the gang. The role was originally played by Jagadish.
Sunny Wayne as Thomas Kutty
Thomas Kutty, the role of the most cunning, calculative yet funny guy of the gang, was played by Ashokan in the original. If the movie is remade now, Sunny Wayne will be a good choice for the role.
Namitha Pramod as Maya
The role of Maya, a young woman who comes to Harihar Nagar in search of her late brother's whereabouts, was played by Geetha Vijayan. From the current slot, Namitha Pramod will be the best choice for the role.
Indrajith as Sethumadhavan
The role of Sethumadhavan, Maya's late brother was played by Suresh Gopi in In Harihar Nagar. If the movie is remade now, Indrajith will be the perfect choice for the role, which was an extended cameo.
Roopesh Peethambaran as John Honai
The role of John Honai, played by Riza Bawa is one of the most-celebrated antagonist roles of Malayalam movie industry. If the movie is remade now, Oru Mexican Aparatha fame Roopesh Peethambaran will be the best choice for the role.
In Harihar Nagar emerged as one of the biggest hits of 1990, and later had two sequels. The first sequel of the movie, 2 Harihar Nagar was released 19 years after the release of the original, in 2009.
After the huge success of 2 Harihar Nagar, the team went on to release the third part, In Ghost House Inn was released in 2010. The original was produced by Khais-Kuraichan duo, for Mohsin Priya Combines.
Interestingly, In Harihar Nagar was remade in Hindi twice, under the titles Prada Hai Parda and Dhol. The movie was also remade in Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada languages under the titles MGR Nagaril, Madhuranagarilo, Nagaradalli Nayakaru, respectively.