Ayyappanum Koshiyum (Malayalam)

Ayyappanum Koshiyum (Malayalam)

  • Directed by Sachy
  • Starring Prithviraj Sukumaran, Biju Menon, Ranjith, Gowri Nandha, Anna Rajan, Sabumon Abdusamad, Aji John, Nandu Anand, Anu Mohan, Anil
  • 2020 | 130mins | rated (PG)

Ayyappanum Koshiyum (transl. Ayyappan and Koshi) is a 2020 Indian Malayalam-language action thriller film written and directed by Sachy. It was produced by Ranjith and P. M. Sasidharan under the company Gold Coin Motion Picture Company. The film stars Prithviraj Sukumaran and Biju Menon in the title roles. The story revolves around the conflict between Koshy Kurien, an ex-Havildar and Ayyappan Nair, an SI of the Kerala Police posted in Attappadi. The music was provided by Jakes Bejoy.

Ayyappanum Koshiyum is the second directorial of writer-turned-director Sachy after Anarkali (2015) which also had Prithviraj Sukumaran and Biju Menon in the main roles. Written by Sachy himself, the film was produced by film director and Sachy's long-term friend Ranjith along with P. M. Sasidharan under the production company Gold Coin Motion Picture Company. The film's idea was first formed as a story about the relationship between Koshi and his driver, Sachy had two real-life friends resembling them, a jewelry owner and his driver. Later, a police sub-inspector was introduced into the plot, which took the story into its present form. Prithviraj played the lead role and Menon had a supporting role in their last collaboration, Anarkali. The film was titled Ayyappanum Koshiyum as Sachy wanted to state that both Prithviraj and Menon has equal importance in the story.Sachy did not had anyone in mind for the two lead roles while screenwriting. Their casting was done after finishing the screenplay.

Principal photography began in early October 2019 in Attappadi, Palakkad district. It was completed in early December 2019. Menon suffered burn injuries on hands and legs while filming in November