Mohanlal joins the sets of Kayamkulam Kochunni
Last day we had reported about Mohanlal wrapping up his portions for the upcoming movie Neerali directed by Ajoy Varma. He has now joined the sets of Kayamkulam Kochunni in Mangalore. The movie directed by Rosshan Andrewss has Nivin Pauly playing Kochunni while Mohanlal essays the role of Ithikara Pakki. Both Nivin and director Rosshan Andrewss shared photos of Mohanlal joining the team in their respective Facebook pages.
Kayamkulam Kochunni, scripted by Bobby-Sanjay is based on the life of famous highwayman Kochunni, who was active in 19th century in the Travancore region. Ithikara Pakki, the character being played by Mohanlal, was the first legendary Robin Hood of Kerala; he and Kochunni were contemporaries. Though Mohanlal’s is a brief cameo role, the character has great prominence in the movie. His combination scenes with Nivin Pauly will easily be the movie’s major highlight.
Mohanlal recently underwent an amazing body transformation by shedding around 18 kilos for Odiyan. So, his trimmed physique will help perform the ‘kalaripayattu’ portions effortlessly. Rosshan Andrewss had earlier revealed that Mohanlal will be sporting an entirely new look in the movie.
Kayamkulam Kochunni has noted South Indian actress Priya Anand playing the female lead. Sunny Wayne, Babu Antony and Kannada actress Priyanka Thimmesh are also part of the supporting cast. Gokulam Gopalan of Sri Gokulam Films is producing this big budget movie.