Kayamkulam Kochunni
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Kayamkulam Kochunni

Malayalam
DramaPeriodRomance
11 Oct, 2018
2 hrs 23 mins
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57,579 votes
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Dreaded by the rich and corrupt and revered by the poor and downtrodden, Kayamkulam Kochunni was a Robin Hood of sorts. The film chronicles the life and times of the legendary 19th century highwayman, and how he rose from his humble beginnings to become a timeless folk hero.
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Verdict: Nivin Pauly impresses as a highway robber in one of his career’s best efforts. The year’s much-awaited film has finally arrived, and how! With a budget of Rs 45 crore, Kayamkulam Kochunni is touted as Malayalam cinema’s most extravagant offering to date. The three-hour long film certainly justifies the hype it has generated. The combination of director Rosshan Andrrews and actor Niv... ...Read full review
You might have heard this story n number of times, but it is worth your time and money, all over. The film has what it takes to bring alive all those visuals you had in mind, when you heard or read the story wonderstruck as a little kid. ...Read full review
Kayamkulam Kochunni, with the rich performances, the grandeur and impressive making style, has everything in to tag it as a magnum opus. This one indeed is a big-screen experience that shouldn`t be missed. ...Read full review
Nivin Pauly Kayamkulam Kochunni is the journey of a man who helped his people start a revolution against the oppressors in power. This struggle is not just important to understand what happened in the past, but could also be instrumental in changing mindset for a better future. ...Read full review
The film`s show stealer is, undoubtedly, Mohanlal, whose Ittikkara Pakki gets an elegant entrance reminiscent of Omar Sharif`s from Lawrence of Arabia. It`s the actor`s best role in a long time. His presence, which lasts for a duration of 15-20 minutes, suggests several fascinating backstories and gives the necessary push to Kochunni, and the film. Pakki possesses the dynamism of Toshiro Mifune from Seven Samurai and the stoicism of Clint Eastwood from the Dollars trilogy. I wouldn`t mind watching an Ittikkara Pakki spin-off if they ever decide to make one. ...Read full review
Kayamkulam Kochunni isnt a path-breaking attempt to be raved about. It is a smartly designed commercial movie that projects its central character in a typical yet exciting way. With a lot of realities of that age getting depicted on the screen within the texture of a hero-worshipping commercial drama, Kayamkulam Kochunni is ultimately a fun movie. ...Read full review
Kayamkulam Kochunni is neither a perfect historic film nor a film without any flaws. Try watching it without high expectations to get maximum satisfaction. But as an overall experience, with effective engagement and packaging, Kayamkulam Kochunni promises to set the box-office on fire. ...Read full review
Kayamkulam Kochunni has been shaped up as the costliest ever movie in the history of Malayalam cinema. ...Read full review
The period film is worth a watch for its cinematography and detailed setting but you will need to have some patience to watch it unravel. ...Read full review
Writers Bobby and Sanjay could have made the film more dark and gritty, instead of making it a simple black-and-white story told in broad strokes. ...Read full review
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