The Malayalam industry actor Nivin Pauly who has delivered some blockbuster movies in the past has added another feather of a hit in his kitty as his much-awaited film Kayamkulam Kochunni released on the eve of his birthday. The film has got a massive opening. The epic drama has collected Rs 25 crore in the worldwide market and has already become the highest South Indian grosser in UAE of 2018 within just three days.
The film also starring Mohanlal in a cameo has successfully completed its first week run at the Box Office. The went on to earn around Rs 9 Lacs on it’s the seventh day with high occupancy of 90%. Kayamkulam Kochunni has earned Rs 83.81 Lakhs from the 7 days of its run at the Kochi multiplexes.
Kayamkulam Kochunni was made on a whopping budget of 45 crores thereby being one of the most expensive films in the Malayalam industry. Director Rosshan Andrews proved that movies with International standards can be easily made in Malayalam on a decent budget.
Nivin Pauly who plays the title role Kayamkulam Kochunni is the star of the film as he portrays the role of a modern Robinhood with great ease. The film is a tribute to Kayamkulam Kochunni, a thief who had a bigger than life personality in the history of Kerala and Nivin Pauly’s performance does full justice to the aim of the film. The transformation of Nivin Pauly from the naive youngster to the swash-buckling thief is commendable and leaves audiences to wait for more. The film gives a double treat to the fans as two the superstars of Malayalam industry Nivin Pauly and Mohanlal come together in a never seen before avatar. Mohanlal who also plays the role of a thief named Ithikkara Pakki, comes as a breath of fresh air.