The original version had Kamal Haasan playing an undercover cop and the film is regarded to have influenced several films later.
Shaji Kailas will direct the Malayalam version and the shooting is expected to begin in the second half of the year.
Narain, who made a comeback into Malayalam films with Veeraputhran, says that “I will be doing at least a couple of films here this year. I think there is tremendous difference in the kinds of films that are happening here and some of the new experiments are quite heartening.”
Currently he is also shooting for Mysskin’s Tamil film Mugamoodi, along with Jiiva.