It was a special celebration for the Kayamkulam Kochunni team who had gathered at the PVR Lulu in Kochi recently. The team was there to celebrate the 100th day of the film’s theatrical run and it was not a mean achievement. Those present to celebrate the feat were Kayamkulam Kochunni’s hero Nivin Pauly, director Rosshan Andrrews, writers Bobby and Sanjay and a host of others.
At a time when films are being pulled out of the theatres within a couple of days of its release, Kayamkulam Kochunni has managed to hold on for 100 days! Well, that certainly called for a grand celebration where the film is still being screened.
It may be noted here that soon after the film’s theatrical release, it fell prey to piracy and was available online for free. Despite such hurdles, Kayamkulam Kochunni did well at the box office.
The film had a large star cast of including Mohanlal, Nivin Pauly, Priya Anand, Priyanka Thimmesh, Sunny Wayne and Babu Antony. Mohanlal was seen in an extended cameo in this film, as Ithikkara Pakki. The technical crew of the film includes Gopi Sunder for scoring the music with Binod Pradhan, Nirav Shah and Sudheer Palsane handling the camerawork and A Sreekar Prasad for editing. Kayamkulam Kochunni was produced by Gokulam Gopalan under his banner Sree Gokulam Films on a budget of Rs 40 crore.
It may be noted here that Kayamkulam Kochunni was the fastest in the Malayalam film industry to cross the Rs 50 crore mark and it went on to cross Rs 70 crore on its 25-day run at the box office. Finally the film made a whooping entry into the 100 crore club. The film is based on the life of a highwayman who lived in the 19th century in the Central Travancore region.
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