Rosshan Andrrews’ faith in me was a confidence booster to take up Kayamkulam Kochunni: Nivin Pauly
Nivin Pauly is awaiting the biggest release of his career. His highly anticipated film Kayamkulam Kochunni is gearing up to hit screens later this month. This Rosshan Andrrews directorial is an epic period film set in the 18th century. While Nivin plays Kochunni’s role, the movie has another star presence in Mohanlal, who plays an extended cameo role. A whopping budget of Rs 45 crores has been invested for its making, which makes it one of the expensive Malayalam movies ever.
Nivin Pauly, who started off his career doing guy-next-door roles has been doing a variety of films of late. Kayamkulam Kochunni is one such film where he is trying something that he has never done before. In a recent interview, the actor himself admitted that he has initially apprehensive about doing such a big film. But it was the confidence instilled by director Rosshan Andrrews that inspired Nivin to take up the movie.
In an earlier interview, writer Sanjay had opened up on the thought process that went behind roping in Nivin Pauly for playing Kochunni’s character. He is quoted saying, “Nivin Pauly has the body language that suits well for any character. Besides that his physique is very close that of Kochunni’s, which is described in the Aithihyamala, written by Kottarathil Sankunni.”
Prior to shoot, Nivin undertook basic training in kalaripayattu, horse riding and worked on developing his flexibility. The kind of efforts he has put in for the movie is evident from the visuals in the trailer. He appears in multiple looks in the trailer and is also seen performing kalari and swift horse riding.