Actor Nivin Pauly’s next film Padavettu, written and directed by debutant Liju Krishna, has begun shooting in Kannur. Aditi Balan, known for her performance in the Tamil film Aruvi, will be acting opposite Nivin in Padavettu, marking her debut in Malayalam cinema.
The film is produced by actor Sunny Wayne under his banner Sunny Wayne Productions. It may be noted here that Sunny Wayne has earlier produced the play Moment Just Before Death, directed by Liju. Nivin and Sunny have earlier come together in Rosshan Andrrews's period film Kayamkulam Kochunni.
Nivin’s last film to release – Moothon – has been received a lot of rave reviews. The film, written and directed by Geetu Mohandas, has Nivin playing the central character with Roshan Mathew, Sanjana Dipu, Shashank Arora, Dileesh Pothan and others in the supporting cast. Cinematographer-filmmaker Rajeev Ravi is the DOP. The film is a bilingual made in Hindi and Malayalam and Anurag Kashyap is in charge of the Hindi script.
Moothon has been especially appreciated for its beautiful depiction of a homosexual relationship.
Nivin’s next release in the pipeline is Thuramukham, directed by Rajeev Ravi. Scripted by Gopan Chidambaram, the film is on the famous protests against the ‘chappa’ system that was practised in the Cochin harbour during the 1950s. Thuramukham has Nivin Pauly, Biju Menon and Nimisha Sajayan playing the lead roles with Indrajith and Poornima Indrajith roped in for pivotal roles.
Sunny Wayne was last seen in June, in which he played one of the suitors of the lead character played by Rajisha Vijayan. He will reportedly act with Manju Warrier in an upcoming horror film directed by Salil and Ranjith. Sunny is also understood to reprise his role along with actors Jayasurya and Vinayakan in the third film in the Aadu series, directed by Midhun Manuel Thomas. Another film he will do is Dulquer Salmaan’s Kurup, directed by Srinath Rajendran, who had introduced both the actors in the 2012 film Second Show.
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