Ace cinematographer Rajeev Ravi made his directorial debut with Annayum Rasoolum in 2013 and went on to direct Njan Steve Lopez and Kammatti Paadam later on. He is now all set to direct his fourth film which will have the most happening young actor in Mollywood Nivin Pauly. Touted to be a biopic on the popular writer and theatre artiste, NN Pillai, Nivin will be playing the lead role in it.
NN Pillai is an acclaimed writer with 30 Malayalam plays and about 40 one-act plays to his credit. His most popular works are Easwaran Arrestil, Prethalokam, Kapalika, Folydol, Gorilla, Kanakku and Chembakaraman. He had also penned his autobiography Njaan.
Confirming the news through his Facebook page, Rajeev Ravi wrote, â€śNivin, Hope your special day brings you all that your heart desires! Looking forward to seeing you this year as N Narayana Pillai, the legendary humanist, freedom fighter, dramaturge, and actorâ€¦â€ť
Nivin, on the other hand, confirmed through his Twitter handle about being a part of the project and wrote, â€śExtremely happy to be associated for an exciting project master craftsman #RajeevRavi! This is truly an honour.â€ť
Gopan Chidambaram has written the screenplay for the film. Madhu Neelankandan will be working with the camera for this biopic. The project is being bankrolled by E4 Entertainments. Details about the rest of the star cast have not been revealed yet.
Nivin Pauly had two film releases Sakhavu and Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela this year and both of them did well at the box office. His Tamil film Richie has reached the post-production mode and so is his Malayalam film, Hey Jude. Both these films are scheduled for release this year. Nivin also has Moothon and Kayamkulam Kochunni in his kitty along with a host of other films.
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