Bheemla Nayak is an upcoming Indian Telugu-language action thriller film directed by Saagar K. Chandra from a screenplay written by Trivikram Srinivas. It is a remake of the 2020 Malayalam film Ayyappanum Koshiyum by Sachy. Produced by Suryadevara Naga Vamsi of Sithara Entertainments, the film stars Pawan Kalyan, Rana Daggubati, Nithya Menen and Samyuktha Menon.
The film was officially announced in October 2020. Principal photography of the film commenced in January 2021 in Hyderabad. Filming was briefly halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resumed in July 2021. The film has music composed by S. Thaman with cinematography and editing performed by Ravi K. Chandran and Naveen Nooli respectively. The film is scheduled for release on 12 January 2022, coinciding with Sankranti.
- Pawan Kalyan as SI Bheemla Nayak
- Rana Daggubati as Daniel “Danny” Shekar
- Nithya Menen
- Samyuktha Menon
- Murali Sharma as CI
- Raghu Babu
- Narra Srinu
- Kadambari Kiran
- Pammi Sai
In June 2020, Sithara Entertainments bought the Telugu remake rights of the Malayalam film Ayyappanum Koshiyum. Saagar K Chandra who earlier directed Appatlo Okadundevadu (2016) was signed to helm the project. Several actors including Ravi Teja, Nandamuri Balakrishna, and Rana Daggubati were approached for the lead role. In October 2020, the film was officially announced with Pawan Kalyan as one of the leads, in the role of a police officer originally played by Biju Menon. In December, Daggubati was confirmed the other lead, playing the role of Prithviraj Sukumaran from the original. The filming was officially launched with a pooja ceremony in Hyderabad. The film used a working title “Production No.12” and was colloquially referred as PSPK Rana Movie. The official title Bheemla Nayak was unveiled on 15 August 2021.