Lord Ayyappa film in 8 languages – A multilingual film on Lord Ayyappa, the presiding deity at the Sabarimala Ayyappa Swamy Temple in Kerala, will soon hit theaters.
The film revolves around the legendary story of the incarnation of Lord Ayyappa and related incidents, which comprise a significant episode in Hindu religious history.
Helmed by Bijeesh Mani, a Thrissur-based ardent Ayyappa devotee, the movie will be released in eight regional languages — Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Jharkhand, Hindi, Gujarati and Malayalam — industry sources said.
Mani said the increasing inflow of devotees annually to the hillock shrine, located atop the holy hill of Sabarimala in the Pathanamthitta district of the state, has persuaded him to think about a movie on the deity.
A number of actors including Kaushik Babu, Kalabhavan Mani, Suman, Haripriya and others have essayed various characters in the movie.
TKB Nair, an Ayyappad devotee, is producing the film, sources added.