The teaser for Nivin Pauly's highly anticipated film Kayamkulam Kochunni was released on Monday. Set in 1830 when the British ruled India, the story is about a highway man who stole from the rich to give the poor. The film has been directed by Rosshan Andrrews and the script is by Bobby-Sanjay.
The trailer has some stunning action sequences, with Nivin making some kalari moves. Mohanlal, who plays Ithikkara Pakki, Kochunni's friend and mentor, makes an appearance towards the end of the trailer.
It appears that the film will also address caste violence, with Kochunni,a Muslim, falling in love with a woman of the Shudra caste (Priya Anand) and facing the wrath of the people around him. There's also a reference to the Manusmriti and how it has different rules for different castes.
Priyanka Thimmesh, Sunny Wayne, and Babu Antony are among the cast. The music has been scored by Gopi Sundar. Produced by Sree Gokulam Movies on a budget of Rs 45 crore, Kayamkulam Kochunni is Nivin Pauly's biggest film in terms of scale.
The actor, who sports a closely shaved haircut for the film, thanked the crew behind the film and released the trailer.