Mohanlal’s look in his upcoming film Kayamkulam Kochunni has now become the talk of the tinsel town. While his fans are raving about his looks, a section of the film buffs did not fail to notice the similarities with Gladiator, the Greek Warrior.
Discussions about Mohanlal not even appearing to look like an Indian is doing rounds and sources close to the Kayamkulam Kochunni team have an explanation for it. Reports are that he plays the legendary thief, Ithikkara Pakki in the film.
As someone who robs the traders and travellers, it quite natural for his looks to be foreign. Mohanlal plays a cameo in Kayamkulam Kochunni while Nivin Pauly will be seen in the title role.
Directed by Rosshan Andrews, the film is based on the life of a highwayman who lived in the 19th century in the Central Travancore region. This Robinhood style thief stole from the rich to feed the poor. Kochunni died in jail in 1859. A devout Muslim, who prayed five times a day, he developed a dislike for the rich (money leaders and landlords) as he had grown up in abject poverty.
Produced by Gokulam Gopalan under his banner Sree Gokulam Films on a budget of around Rs 10 crores, the film’s shooting began on September 30th last year and is progressing well.
While Nivin Pauly joined the sets much earlier, Mohanlal began shooting for the film last week. Being a cameo, he will be wrapping up his schedule in a few weeks. The team is currently stationed in Mangaluru for the shooting and will be flying down to Sri Lanka for the next schedule.
The technical crew of the film includes Gopi Sunder for music, Binod Pradhan for cinematography and A Sreekar Prasad for editing. Others in the star cast of Kayamkulam Kochunni are Priyanka Thimmesh, Babu Antony, Sunny Wayne, Manikandan R. Achari, Thesni Khan and Jude Anthany Joseph.
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