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Malayalam movies gearing up for Telugu remakes

Published: 30th May 2021 8:36 pm

Covid 2.0 has been far worse, forcing theatres across the country to shut again, as the film fraternity stares at an uncertain future. The way ahead is difficult, but the growing popularity and acceptance for OTT platforms among the masses is giving a new hope to the movie industry that has been ravaged by the deadly virus. On that positive note in these grim times, let’s take a look at some of the exciting Malayalam movies, which are going to be remade in Telugu, to enthral the audience in this part of the world.

Ayyappanum Koshiyum

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Released in 2020, the movie featured Prithviraj Sukumaran and Biju Menon in the lead roles, directed by late Sachy. Much to the excitement of Telugu audience, Pawan Kalyan and Rana Daggubati have been roped in for this Malayalam remake, and they are sure to set the screens on fire.

Driving Licence

This edge-of-the-seat thriller is yet another Malayalam movie starring Prithviraj that’s soon going to have its Telugu remake. Leading Malayalam actors Suraj Venjaramoodu and Miya played the other important characters in this Jean Paul Lal directorial. Reportedly, actor-producer Ram Charan has bought the Telugu remake rights of the movie.

Drishyam 2

One of the most-awaited remakes, Telugu superstar Venkatesh Daggubati will reprise the role of Mohanlal in the original version directed by Jeethu Joseph. Telugu audience are eagerly waiting for this movie in particular, which shows a man’s thoughtful and valiant efforts to save his family from an inevitable tragedy.


Yet another Mohanlal-starrer to have a Telugu remake, the biggest news is that it’s none other than Megastar Chiranjeevi who has been roped in to play the title role played by Mohanlal in the original version directed by actor Prithviraj. According to sources, Nayanthara has been finalised as the female lead in the remake of this Malayalam blockbuster.


Released in 2019 in Malayalam, Helen is a survival movie that captures the ordeals of a young girl who accidentally gets stuck in the freezer room at a restaurant where she works. If reports are to be believed, Anupama Parameswaran will reprise the role played by young Malayalam actor Anna Ben in the Telugu remake of Helen. The original version in Malayalam was directed by Mathukutty Xavier.


According to latest reports, Dorasani fame Shivathmika Rajasekhar, young sensation Vishwak Sen, and promising actor Naveen Chandra have been approached for the remake of this Malayalam thriller. Kappela narrates the story of a naive, happy-go-lucky girl who falls in the trap of a younger guy, who tries to cheat her in the name of love. The movie has realistic action scenes as well.

So, it’s raining remakes at the Telugu box office!

Telugu remakes

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