Earlier, it was reported that the Nivin Pauly starrer Kayamkulam Kochunni was the fastest in the Malayalam film industry to cross the Rs 50 crore mark. And now, we hear from trade sources that it has grossed Rs 70 crore in its 25-day run at the box office.
The film hit the marquee on October 11th to positive reviews and is still holding good in theatres across Kerala. It may be noted here that Kayamkulam Kochunni did get a massive release in over 300 theatres in 1600 screens. The film was made on a budget of Rs 40 crore and its producers have recovered more than half of the production cost through the pre-release business.
Directed by Rosshan Andrrews, the film has been written by Bobby and Sanjay. The cast of Kayamkulam Kochunni includes Mohanlal, Nivin Pauly, Priya Anand, Priyanka Thimmesh, Sunny Wayne and Babu Antony. It may be mentioned here that Mohanlal has an extended cameo in this film. 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 is produced by Gokulam Gopalan under his banner Sree Gokulam Films on a budget of Rs 40 crore.
Nivin Pauly was the first choice to play Kayamkulam Kochunni, Rosshan Andrewws said in an interview to TNM. “We wanted an actor who could pull off the transition from a young lad to this unlawful bandit and we didn’t need to look beyond Nivin. He is a director’s actor who can reproduce a character in all its beauty.”
After Kayamkulam Kochunni, Nivin Pauly’s next releases, among others, include the Dhyan Sreenivasan directorial Love Action Drama and the Haneef Adeni directorial Mikhael. Both these films are scheduled for release next year.
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