Is Kayamkulam Kochunni one of the most awaited Malayalam films of the year 2018? Definitely. The film has the superstar Nivin Pauly essaying the role of Kayamkulam Kochunni and any film with him in the lead is a big film. When news of the actor being roped in to play the legendary Kochunni was announced, it led to much fanfare. Kayamkulam Kochunni is directed by Rosshan Andrrews who is known for the 2014 blockbuster film How Old Are You, which was a perfect comeback for Manju Warrier. Kayamkulam Kochunni releases on 11th October, 2018 and the tickets for it are already live. With such hype around this Malayalam film, don’t you wonder what makes this film one of the most-awaited films of this year?


Kayamkulam Kochunni is said to be one of the most expensive films to be ever made in Malayalam film industry. With a budget of Rs. 45 crores, Kayamkulam Kochunni is produced by Gokulam Gopalan. Even before the film has hit the theatres, it is said to have recovered almost the entire amount of money invested through its satellite rights, theatrical rights, and overseas rights.

Big Star-Cast

It is a known fact that a Nivin Pauly film means there will be countless fans flocking to the nearest theatres to catch his new film first-day, first-show. There is no denying that his fan base is huge and keeps on growing. One of the youngest actors in the film industry, Nivin Pauly’s body of work has been exceptional and that’s what makes him a bankable actor for any director or producer.

The superstar Mohanlal, or Lalettan as he is fondly called by fans, is making a special appearance in Kayamkulam Kochunni. Mohanlal will be playing the role of Ithikkara Pakki and his character looks exciting. This is the first time Mohanlal and Nivin Pauly will be seen together in a film. This incredible partnership makes this film all the more exciting.The film also stars actress Priya Anand, Babu Antony, and Sunny Wayne.

The Plot

This film is based on the popular folk tale of Kayamkulam Kochunni, a 19th-century Robin Hood-like character who stole from the rich and gave to the poor. His story is so famous in Kerala that this is not the first time this has been adapted. Kochunni’s story has been adapted into a film in 1996 and was also a popular TV serial that was well-appreciated by all.

Even after so many years, this evergreen story has not been forgotten yet and will not be forgotten for years to come. If you are one of those who have grown up listening to this folklore and want to know more about the legendary Kochunni, then you should definitely head to a theatre near you to see Kayamkulam Kochunni on the big screen.