Excellent reviews from Kayamkulam Kochunni preview show!
Kayamkulam Kochunni is one of the most hyped Malayalam movies of the year. This epic film directed by Rosshan Andrrews is based on a legendary highwayman who lived in the 18th century. Nivin Pauly plays the titular role in the movie which also stars superstar Mohanlal in an extended cameo role. Gokulam Gopalan of Sri Gokulam Films has produced this movie, which is said to be one of the most expensive ever in Malayalam cinema.
Kayamkulam Kochunni was supposed to hit screens for Onam but got postponed due to the flash floods that struck Kerala. As per reports, the movie has now been slated for Pooja release in October. As part of promotions, the makers organised a preview show at YRF Studios, Mumbai. The show was attended by director Rosshan Andrrews, Nivin Pauly and other selected invitees.
Reviews after the show have largely been positive. Critic Sethumadhavan Napan tweeted,
Halfway through #KayamkulamKochunni & delighted to be watching it along with the cast & crew including @NivinOfficial & @Mohanlal. Absolutely enjoying it so far.
#KayamkulamKochunni-it was never gonna be easy to live up to the hype & the challenge involved, considering the legendary aspect of the tale. But Rosshan Andrrews thankfully doesn’t disappoint.
#KayamkulamKochunni-Babu Antony & Sunny Wayne’s effectiveness, Lalettan’s electrifying presence as Ithikkara Pakki & a spirited Nivin Pauly in the lead make it an engaging watch all the way.