Vineeth Sreenivasan all praise for Nivin Pauly’s Sakhavu!
Nivin Pauly’s first release of the year, Sakhavu was released yesterday. The movie, directed by National award winner Sidhartha Siva is a political drama. Nivin Pauly’s fans had been waiting for the past one year for a film and from the inital reports it seems like he has not disappointed them.
Vineeth Sreenivasan, Nivin’s mentor and guru who introduced him through Malarvadi Arts Club praised the actor’s performance and director’s brilliance lately. Vineeth found the movie very interesting and nostalgic.
Vineeth Sreenivasan posted on his Facebook account,
“For the past 7 years, what I had seen behind the camera the most was Nivin’s face. He was there with me for my 4 directorial ventures. Maybe because of familiarity, instead of seeing him as a character I always used to see him. But what I spotted in the second half of Sakhavu was just Sakhavu Krishnan. The brilliance Siddharth Shiva had used for the role is much appreciated. Sakhavu Krishnan had given me faces to remember: Chaand Pasha Bhai, who taught me Mappilapattu; Comrade Krishna Pilla, whom I had read about through books and articles; Paattyam Gopalettan, who was the heartthrob of our native; many sincere comrades who had been there with me until teenage. Sakhavu is not just a good film, it also gives a nostalgic feel. It is a must watch for many who walks under the label ‘Sakhavu’. Thank you Siddharth! Nivin.. I’m proud and respect you!”
Sakhavu features Nivin in a dual role as Krishnakumar and comrade Krishnan. Both the characters are set in different timelines and hence the actor is seen in two different looks. The actor has been getting a lot of appreciation for his performance as Sakhavu Krishnan, which as of now is the most challenging role in his career.
Aparna Gopinath, Aishwarya Rajesh and Gayathri Suresh have essayed the female leads. Sreenivasan, Prem Kumar, VK Prakash, Sudheesh, Althaf, Santhosh Keezhattoor and many others are also part of the cast. Acclaimed Kollywood cinematographer George C Williams has cranked the camera while music department is handled by Prashanth Pillai. B Rakesh has produced the movie under the banner Universal Cinema.