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Gautham Menon to Direct ‘Nayattu’ Remake in Tamil; Film to also be Remade in Telugu & Hindi, Says Malayalam Original’s Director & Co-Producer Martin Prakkat

Nayattu, the Malayalam thriller starring Kunchacko Boban, Joju George and Nimisha Sajayan, is set to be remade in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi, the film’s director and co-producer Martin Prakkat told Silverscreen India.


Nayattu’s Tamil remake will be directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon while the rights for the Telugu and Hindi remakes have been acquired by Allu Arjun and John Abraham’s production houses, respectively,” Martin added.

Geetha Arts is the home banner of Allu Arjun, founded by his father Allu Aravind, while JA Entertainment is the production house owned by Abraham.

However, no official announcements are out yet about any of the remakes.

Produced by PM Ranjith and Sasidharan along with Martin, Nayattu, which translates to ‘Hunt’ in English, was released in theatres on April 8, right around the onset of the second wave of Covid-19 in the country. It had only a short run due to the surging coronavirus cases in Kerala and the subsequent restrictions. The film was later released on Netflix on May 9. 

The critically acclaimed film, with a screenplay by Shahi Kabir, also stars Jaffar Idukki, Anil Nedumangad and Hakkim Shajahan in supporting roles.

The synopsis of the film on Netflix reads: “Three police officers become pawns for unscrupulous lawmakers when they are framed in an incident amid political elections and must flee to evade arrest. Kunchacko Boban stars with Filmfare Award South winners Joju George and Nimisha Sajayan in this crime thriller.”


On Friday, The New York Times recommended Nayattu as part of its list of five international films to watch this month. 

In June, multiple remakes of another Malayalam film — Mammootty starrer One were announced. Producer Boney Kapoor told Silverscreen India that he has acquired the rights to remake One in all Indian languages and that the cast and crew for these will be announced later.