Nivin Pauly will be teaming up with Roshan Andrews for a movie that is based on the noted thief Kayamkulam Kochunni. Incidentally, this is not the first time a movie is being made on Kayamkulam Kochunni who stole from the rich to help the poor and needy. This Robin Hood style thief is sort of a legend in Kerala. The first look of the film that was released recently indicates that Nivin and Roshan have done a lot of research to get the characterisation right. In fact, Nivin looked apt for the role. To go on the floors in September this year, the film will have Amala Paul playing the female lead.
It may be mentioned that PA Thomas has directed a movie based on the life of Kayamkulam Kochunni in the year 1966 and the film had Sathyan playing the character. The star cast of the movie also included Adoor Bhasi, TR Omana and Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair.
However, the makers of the Nivin Pauly starrer point out that their film will be completely different and will deal with a different facet of Kayamkulam Kochunni‚Äôs life. Bobby and Sanjay have penned the script for this film which is said to go on the floors in September this year.
Nivin Pauly is currently busy with Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela, in which he is not only playing the lead role but is also producing it under his banner. He has a long line up of films in his kitty including the Tamil film Richie and Moothon, which will mark his debut in Bollywood.
Kayamkulam Kochunni was a legendary highwayman who lived in the early 19th century. A self-styled Robin Hood, he stole from the rich to give the poor. He died in prison in the year 1859.
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