Malayalam film fans got a great news with the launch of the trailer of Kayamkulam Kochunni. The trailer was tweeted out by Mohanlal yesterday evening, and it has already got hundreds of thousands of views online.
Directed by Rosshan Andrrews, the film stars Nivin Pauly, Priya Anand, and Mohanlal. Nivin Pauly will be playing the titular role of Kayamkulam Kochunni, which is based on a real-life famous thief who stole from the rich and gave to the poor, much like Robin Hood. Mohanlal is said to be playing the role of Ithikkara Pakki in an extended cameo appearance. Set in 1830 during the time of the British Raj, this is period drama with a high production budget. The film also stars Priyanka Thimmesh, Sunny Wayne, Babu Antony, Manikandan R. Achari, Thesni Khan, Shine Tom Chacko, Jude Anthany Joseph, Sudev Nair, and Ashwini Chandrashekhar. Nora Fatehi, who’s known for making a special appearance in the dance number Manohari from Bahubali, will also be making a special appearance in a song in this film. The cinematography of this film has been done by Binod Pradhan who has worked on famous films like 1942 A Love Story, Devdas, Rang De Basanti, and Munna Bhai M.B.B.S..
From the trailer, it is clear that no expense has been spared in making the film look authentic. The cast appears in period costumes that look straight out of the 19th century. Nivin Pauly has also said that the role is one of the biggest roles in his career, making us even more excited to watch this film on the big screen.