Kochi: It's going to be a double delight for movie buffs, who plan to watch the upcoming movie Kayamkulam Kochunni. Nivin Pauly, who plays the lead role in the movie, has confirmed that Malayalam's biggest star Mohanlal will share screen space with him in the upcoming period film.
Nivin confirmed the news in a Tweet, describing the opportunity to work with Mohanlal as a 'dream come true moment.'
"And it's confirmed !!! The charismatic Lalettan is joining the cast of Kayamkulam Kochunni for a role that can only be performed by the Complete Actor himself!! The entire cast and crew is absolutely delighted & thrilled to share the working space alongside him. This is truly a dream come true moment!!! (sic)," Nivin said.
Meanwhile, director Rosshan Andrrews revealed the character, which Malayalam's 'Complete Actor' plays - Ithikkara Pakki.
Thanking Mohanlal for accepting their request to play the role, Rosshan said they couldn't find some one more apt for the role.
"In the mad world of creativity, there are those moments that shine through to make everything ever more glorious... moments that just make all the pain and all the efforts ever more worthwhile! We, the Kayamkulam Kochunni team, are savoring such a moment right now - the moment one of India's finest actors gets set to make an appearance in our film. We, Rosshan Andrews, Bobby - Sanjay and Gokulam productions along with our entire cast and crew are proud to announce that the one and only Lalettan will play the legendary Ithikkara Pakki, contemporary to Kayamkulam Kochunni, in our movie," he said in a Facebook post.
"We cannot think of anyone more apt for the role and look forward to working with the great actor again. We can barely wait to bring to you a Pakki that will be marked by his amazing screen presence. Thanks Laletta for accepting this role," Rosshan adds.
Kayamkulam Kochunni is set in the 19th century and will narrate the story inspired by a legendary real-life thief, Kochunni. The highway robber was known for stealing from the haves and giving it to the have-nots. The upcoming film will narrate Kochunni's life and his Robin Hood-like adventures.
For the movie, Nivin Pauly had took training in Kalaripayattu. His look from the film has already been released. With short crop, handlebar moustache and beefed up physique, Nivin will sport a menacing look in the film.
Ators Suriya and Jyothika had even visited Pauly on the film's sets outside Mangaluru last year.
The movie also stars Priya Anand, Priyanka Thimmesh, Babu Antony and Sunny Wayne in pivotal roles. The music for the film is composed by Gopi Sundar and the project is bankrolled by Sree Gokulam Films.