Vikram Malhotra buys the remake rights of Malayalam hit Angamaly Diaries


Angamaly Diaries first look poster  Antony Varghese Lijo Jose Pellissery
Angamaly Diaries first look poster Antony Varghese Lijo Jose Pellissery

Producer Vikram Malhotra, who has previously produced such successful movies as Airlift (2016) and Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017), has bought the Hindi adaptation rights of 2017 Malayalam crime-drama Angamaly Diaries.

Featuring 86 debutants, Angamaly Diaries was one of the most successful Malayalam films of 2017. Its Hindi remake is expected to begin production early next year.

“I am delighted with the opportunity of taking this gem of a film to the Hindi audience, in their language. It’s a true genre-breaker which reaches out and grabs you by the collar, with a strong word-of-mouth even among non-Malayalis. Angamaly Diaries is a master-class in filmmaking as it had 86 debutants, a disruptive narrative and an 11-minute one-take climax,” says producer Vikram Malhotra.

The producer is thinking of repeating some actors from the original film. However, he will begin work on the casting only after finalizing the director for the project. “But we may repeat a few names from the original. We are in the process of finalising the director first after which we will start scouting for actors. The lead role can be played by either an established name or a newcomer but the actor will have to do a lot of prep with the main focus on his look,” the producer adds.

Talking about other ongoing remakes in Bollywood, Shahid Kapoor is doing the Arjun Reddy (2017) remake alongside Kiara Advani. Kartik Aaryan has been confirmed for the Kirik Party (2016) remake.