Kayamkulam Kochunni Casts Nivin Pauly , Mohanlal in lead role. Priya Anand, Sunny Wayne, Babu Antony are in supporting roles.
Kayamkulam Kochunni is directed by Rosshan Andrrews under Sree Gokulam Movies banner. It is produced by Gokulam Gopalan and music composed by Gopi Sundar.
Kochunni(Nivin Pauly) is out from the home after his father is brutally on being caught for robbery. He works in a local shop, where he meets Janaki(Priya Anand) which leads him to learn tricks in Kalarippayattu from a martial arts expert, Thangal (Babu Antony). Kochunni is a good human being who helps the poor and lower caste people by robbing from Upper caste landlords that he was known as later in history. In between, there is a fabulous entry of another robber, Ithikkara Pakki (Mohanlal) mentor of Kochunni in a highway robbery. we get a glimpse of free-spirited Pakki seemingly training Kochunni. At the time of British period, exploitation and untouchability were at its peak. As it is said in the film, even the Britishers there were in support of the upper caste groups.
The film is about the Legendary Hero in the History Kayamkulam Kochunni how Kochunni changed from a youth with a heart of gold to a tough robber. It is a treat to watch NIvin Pauly in that role, he conveys the role convincingly by delivering required emotions as a plot needs. Nivin Pauly Steals the show with his spectacular performance. Priya Anand played well in her limited space. Babu Antony and Sunny Wayne are impressive. Mohanlal played an extended cameo role, he mesmerized in his style.
It is a tough task to recreate those time as it is in history and it is the brilliance of director Rosshan Andrrews that every frame looks authentic and exquisite. The script by Bobby and Sanjay is well presented and engaging. The visuals by Binod Pradhan are top notch and the music by Gopi Sundar is attractive.
Worth watch in theatres