News was already out that Major Ravi and Nivin Pauly will be teaming up for a film. The director, known for making military-oriented films with strong patriotic theme, will be directing a romantic tale for the first time in his career. A former army man, he has entrusted the script writing to Benny P Nayarambalam.
The directorâ€™s last outing was 1971: Beyond Borders, which had Mohanlal in the lead role. He recently announced that he would be assisting director Priyadarshan in the making of Kunjali Marakkar which is due to go on to the floors later this year.
On the Nivin Pauly project, he is reported to have told that it will commence after the star is done with Kayamkulam Kochunni, a film on the legendary Robin Hood style highwayman. The film is being directed Roshan Andrews and has Mohanlal making in an extended cameo.
Major Ravi has said that Benny P Nayarambalam is currently busy penning the script for the film and it will go on to the floors once Nivin Pauly is done with the current assignments.
Nivin Pauly and Major Ravi are teaming up for the first time and the director is trying his hands on a romantic tale for the first time in his career. All this has created a lot of expectations among the film buffs to know more about the project.
Major Ravi, according to sources, will reveal the details about the star cast and crew in the coming days. He is currently busy researching for Kunjali Marakkar. Kunjali Marakkar is a title given to the Muslim Naval Chiefs at the Zamorin in the 16th century.
Nivin Paulyâ€™s last release was Hey Jude which did well at the box office. He is currently busy with the Geethu Mohandas directorial Moothon. The filmâ€™s second schedule began recently and Nivin Pauly has joined the sets. A bilingual made on Malayalam and Hindi, he plays the character Akbar in it. Nivin Pauly will be seen in a role in search of his long-lost older brother. The story had won the global filmmaking award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2016.
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