Jomon T John to make his directorial debut with Nivin Pauly; Movie titled as Kairali
One of the leading cinematographers in Mollywood, Jomon T John is all set to wear the director’s hat. Jomon’s directorial debut stars Nivin Pauly in the lead and the movie is scripted by National award winning filmmaker Sidhartha Siva. The movie, titled as Kairrali is based on Kerala’s first ship MV Kairali, which disappeared in 1979 just off the coast of India with a crew of 49 members.
This big news was broke today morning by Nivin himself through his official Facebook page. The actor has written that he is highly excited about this project. His Facebook post reads,
“So here comes the big news! Announcing my new project with my dearest Jomon T John who will make his directorial debut in this film titled Kairali. The movie is based on Kerala’s first ship MV Kairali, which disappeared in 1979 just off the coast of India with a crew of 49 members. I am totally excited to part of this ever since I heard the story. The movie will be scripted by my dear friend Sidhartha Siva and it will be jointly produced by Pauly Jr Pictures and Real Life Works. Kairali Movie Official will go on floors in December.”
Jomon and Nivin share a great rapport as they have previously worked together in films like Thattathin Marayathu, Oru Vadakkan Selfie and Jacobinte Swargarajyam. Sidharth Siva’s last directorial was Sakhavu which also had Nivin in the lead. Jomon is currently working on Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal 4, which marks his Bollywood debut. Shoot for Kairali will commence by the end of this year once Golmaal 4 is wrapped up.
Kairali is a big budget movie and will be jointly produced by Nivin’s Pauly Jr Pictures and Real Life Works. The movie will be shot in Kerala, Goa, Delhi and some other foreign locations.