Nimisha Sajayan to pair with Nivin Pauly in Rajeev Ravi’s Thuramukham
We were among the first to report about Nivin Pauly and Rajeev Ravi teaming up for a movie titled ‘Thuramukham’. As the title suggests, the movie is centred around a harbour and the coastal people. We hear that it is a story set in the Cochin harbour in the early 1950s. Nivin Pauly will be playing a challenging role in the film, which is based on real life events.
Latest reports suggest that Nimisha Sajayan has been signed as the female lead. The young actress has proved her potential with powerful performances in films like ‘Thondimuthalum Driksaskhiyum’, ‘Eeda’ and ‘Oru Kuprasidha Payyan’. Her role in ‘Thuramukham’ is also expected to be a performance oriented one.
Rajeev Ravi, the National award winning cinematographer-turned-filmmaker has previously helmed ‘Annayum Rasoolum’, ‘Njan Steve Lopez’ and ‘Kammattipadam’. All his three films had discussed in depth the lives of underprivileged community and their problems. ‘Thuramukham’, on similar lines, is said to be based on the historic protests against the inhuman ‘chappa’ system, wherein copper coins were thrown to waiting workers in a primitive ‘work guarantee’ scheme, which had resulted in police firing and martyrdom of three labourers in Mattancherry.
KM Chidambaran had earlier written a play named ‘Thuramukham’. Rajeev Ravi’s movie is supposedly inspired from this play. The playwright’s son, Gopan Chidambaram, a scenarist who has previously co-written ‘Iyobinte Pusthakam’, is reportedly scripting Rajeev Ravi’s film. Shoot is expected to commence by the first quarter of the year.