Ayyappanum Koshiyum is one of the biggest hits of this year that managed to earn critical acclaim as well. Prithviraj and Biju Menon starred together in this film which was directed by late Sachy. This action thriller’s story revolves around the conflict and ego clashes between Ayyappan Nair (Biju Menon), a Sub-inspector and Koshy Kurien (Prithviraj), an influential personality and ex-Havildar. Despite having a runtime of close to 3 hours, the film got highly positive reviews from the general audience and critics for its highly engaging screenplay and exciting face-offs between the lead actors. As we know, the film is going to be remade in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi and the pre production works are in progress in all the languages.

The Tamil remake rights of Ayyappanum Koshiyum belongs to producer S Kathiresan of Five Star Creations LLP, who has produced films like Polladhavan, Aadukalam, Jigarthanda, etc. The makers are yet to officially announce the main leads for the Tamil remake, but there are a lot of names being speculated to be a part of the project. With that being said, a section of the media had reported that the Tamil remake will star Karthi and R Parthiban in the lead roles. It was said that Karthi and Parthiban would be reprising the roles played by Prithviraj and Biju Menon respectively.

However, the news has been officially clarified by Parthiban who said that the producer is yet to approach him. Parthiban tweeted, “இச்செய்தி நற்செய்தி ஆகலாம்!ஆனால் இதுவரை தயாரிப்பாளர் திரு கதிரேசனை தவிர அனைவரும் என்னிடம் பேசிவிட்டார்கள். எனவே…”. Parthiban’s tweet is loosely translated as, “This news might become good news! But, everyone else except producer Kathiresan have talked to me about this. So,”.

Karthi and Parthiban had shared screen space together in the critically acclaimed Selvaraghavan directorial, Aayirathil Oruvan and it would definitely be great to see them back together. It can be noted that director Sachy, who helmed Ayyappanum Koshiyum had expressed his interest to see Karthi and Parthiban to play the lead roles in the remake. Going by Parthiban’s update, we will have to wait for a few more weeks to know if he will be a part of the project. Initially, it was said that Sasikumar and Sarathkumar were in talks to play the leads, but the latest developments are unknown. Check out Parthiban’s tweet below: