One of the most popular Malayalam actors, Mohanlal is all set to star in Kayamkulam Kochunni. The movie also stars Nivin Pauly in the lead role. Navin took to Twitter to share this great news with fans which has put all Mollywood cine-buffs in frenzy.
He wrote, “And it’s confirmed. The charismatic Lalettan is joining the cast of Kayamkulam Kochunni for a role that can only be performed by the Complete Actor himself! The entire cast and crew is absolutely delighted and thrilled to share the working space alongside him. This is truly a dream come true moment!’’
Being directed by Rosshan Andrrews, the film is based on Kochunni, the real-life famed highwayman, who was active in central Travancore during the 19th century. He robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. Nivin Pauly has also learned the art of Kalaripayattu which is a martial art which originated in Kerala.
Talking about the film, he had earlier said, “Kayamkulam Kochunni is the biggest film for almost everyone associated with it. Rosshan chettan (director Rosshan Andrrews) is leaving no stone unturned for the pre-production of the film. He’s crystal clear about what he wants and being a period film, he has even made miniatures of every sets that have to be used for the film.’’
Nivin Pauly will sport the look of an old age thief look with a handle-bar mustache while Priya Anand has an unconventional 19th-century look in the film.
On the other hand, Mohanlal is also filming for Odiyan, a fantasy thriller directed by V. A. Shrikumar Menon. The film tells the story of the legendary Odiyan, men possessing shapeshifting abilities according to folklore in Kerala. The actor has been training hard for his role the past few months and is one project that is highly anticipated by fans.
— Nivin Pauly (@NivinOfficial) January 8, 2018