Nivin Pauly is all set to play the legendary highwayman Kochunni in his upcoming film titled Kayamkulam Kochunni. The film is about the robinhood style highwayman who robbed the rich to help the poor.
While a film on the legendary character was made in 1996 by PA Thomas and starred Sathyan and Adoor Bhasi in the lead roles, this time around it will have Nivin Pauly playing the role.
Bobby and Sanjay, the National Award-winning scriptwriter duo, are in charge of the screenplay and dialogues for Kayamkulam Kochunni.
The shooting of this movie will begin next month, we hear. Sharing screen space with Nivin Pauly in this flick is Priyanka Thimmesh from Sandalwood and she will be making her debut in the Malayalam film industry.
Tamil star Sarath Kumar, a well-known actor in Mollywood for his role in films like Pazhassi Raja, will be playing the baddie in Kayamkulam Kochunni, while Sunny Wayne will be seen in a crucial role.
It may be mentioned here that Sunny and Nivin had shared screen space in Thattathin Marayathu earlier. Another Sarath Kumar, of Angamaly Diaries fame, has been roped in for a pivotal role. Amala Paul will also be seen in a very important role in the movie, we hear.
Reports say that Nivin Pauly will be mouthing the ancient Travancore dialect and that the film will be shot extensively in Kerala and Sri Lanka. Santhosh Narayan will be foraying into the Malayalam film industry with this flick.
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