Nivin Pauly as Mattanchery-based labourer Moidu in Thuramukham
Rajeev Ravi’s ‘Thuramukham’ is a highly expected film among the Malayali cinephiles. It is an ambitious film with a promising cast and crew. Nivin Pauly plays the lead role and the cast also includes actors like Joju George, Indrajith Sukumaran, Nimisha Sajayan, Darshana Rajendran, Arjun Ashokan, Poornima Indrajith, Sudev Nair and Manikandan R Achari.
‘Thuramukham’ has Nivin Pauly playing the role of a Mattanchery based port-labourer named Moidu. The makers had recently revealed his look in the film and the actor was almost unrecognizable in the new mass avatar. It is said to be a very challenging role and we can expect to see another strong performance from Nivin after ‘Moothon’.
‘Thuramukham’ is actually based on the historic protests against the inhuman ‘chappa’ system, that existed during the 50s wherein copper coins were thrown at waiting workers in a primitive ‘work guarantee’ scheme, which had resulted in police firing and killing of three workers in Mattancherry. The story is centered around the Cochin harbour and the lives of coastal people in the 1950s. Gopan Chidambaram, one of the scenarists of ‘Iyobinte Pusthakam’, has scripted this film.