Usthad hotel is a commercially successful and critically acclaimed Malayalam film that had Dulqer Salman and Nithya Menon playing the lead roles. It is also the last film of veteran Malayalam actor Thilakan.
The film is being remade in Tamil with the title Thalappakatti. Vikram Prabhu will replace Dulqer Salman while Nazriya has been approached to don the role played by Nithya Menon.
In the Malayalam version of the film, Nithya Menon's role did not have many scenes but the actress successfully made a mark with the little scope provided by the film to her. Nazriya had reprotedly told Sathyasiva, the director of Thalappakatti that she does not want to accept such a minor role with which she is not confident of scoring well like Nithya Menon.
However Sathyasiva is keen on having Nazriya Nazim on board and has accepted to add weightage to the heroine character offered to Nazriya by increasing the romance portions in the script.