Thiruvananthapuram, June 5
Movie buffs across Kerala are eagerly awaiting the
release of the remake of yesteryears Malayalam classic "Rathinirvedam"
with an all-new star cast but with the very same sensuous story
It was this classic film in 1978 that was written by all-time
great Padmarajan and directed by Bharatan which took Malayalam films into
a totally new realm of success.
The film had created a flutter
among college students as it tells the tale of Pappu (Krishnachandran), a
teenager who falls in love with an older woman, Rathi
Even though initially the woman resists his
advances, soon she succumbs and their relationship blossoms and brings
dramatic changes in their lives.
In the remade version, the
teenager's role is played by Sreejith Vijay, an engineering graduate,
while Swetha Menon does the role of Jayabharathi.
Suresh Kumar and his actress wife Maneka Suresh are producing the new
Kumar told IANS that he has been getting innumerable calls
ever since the release of "Rathinirvedam" was postponed from June 3 to
"I have been flooded with calls not only from fans but
from theatre owners too. Rarely do theatre owners come after producers to
release films in their theatres," he said.
Popular director T.K.
Rajeev Kumar has helmed the film.
Vijay, who is playing the role of
the teenager, had to coax his parents with the help of the director.
Finally, his parents agreed to let him do the film.
said that unlike the first version, the intensity of passionate scenes has
been kept to tolerable limits, just to keep the moral police at
"The censoring of the film is to happen in the coming days and
then we will know where we stand," he added.