The superhit Malayalam movie "Thanmathra," which narrated the life of an Alzheimer's patient, based on Padmarajan's short story "Orma," is considered one of the best movies in Malayalam. The Mohanlal-starrer, directed by Blessy, is now set to be remade in Bollywood.
Blessy, who was expected to start the shooting of the upcoming Malayalam movie "Aadu Jeevitham," reportedly announced his plans to remake "Thanmathra" at a recent media interaction. The filmmaker also confirmed that the Prithviraj Sukumaran-starrer, based on Benyamin's Malayalam novel of the same name, will go on floors after he completes the shooting of the Bollywood movie.
However, the cast and crew of the Hindi film have been kept under wraps and the director is expected to make an announcement on them after completing the pre-production work of the remake.
"Thanmathra," which gives an insight into the effects of Alzheimer's disease on the life of an individual and his family, had completed 150 days of theatrical run in Kerala. The family entertainer had won many accolades upon its release in 2005, including the National Film Award under the category of Best Feature Film in Malayalam and five Kerala State Film Awards, among many others.
Mohanlal was honoured with many Best Actor awards that year for portraying Rameshan Nair in the movie, which also had Meera Vasudevan, Arjun Lal, Baby Niranjana and Nedumudi Venu in pivotal roles.