Nivin Pauly is playing the title role in Kayamkulam Kochunni and the shooting of this film is progressing at a breakneck speed. According to reports from the sets, Nivin Pauly, while shooting for a stunt sequence, fractured his arm and will be out of action for a fortnight. Sources report director Rosshan Andrews as saying that Nivin who had to jump down from a height to hit an attacker, fell on his arm, resulting in a minor fracture. Though the star had the option to opt for a dupe, he decided to do it himself, add sources.
The Kayamkulam Kochunni team had just about 15 days of shooting left and was getting ready to fly down to Sri Lanka for a short schedule. With the hero being advised rest for the next 15 days, the dates have been rescheduled for the shooting to continue.
Nivin was supposed the join the sets of Dhyan Sreenivasan’s Love Action Drama soon after wrapping up Kayamkulam Kochunni. However, this has been postponed to mid-May now.
Kayamkulam Kochunni, directed by Rosshan Andrews, stars Mohanlal in a pivotal role as well. 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.The others in the star cast also include Priya Anand, Priyanka Thimmesh, Sunny Wayne and Babu Antony. The film is being bankrolled by Gokulam Gopalan under his banner Sri Gokulam Films.
Gopi Sunder is composing the tunes for this flick with Binod Pradhan cranking the camera and A Sreekar Prasad editing. A film on this Robin Hood styled thief was made in 1966 by PA Thomas and had Sathyan, Adoor Bhasi, Manavalan Joseph and K. J. Yesudas in the star cast.
Besides Kayamkulam Kochunni, Nivin Pauly also has the Geethu Mohandas directorial Moothon in his kitty.
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