Actor Nivin Pauly, who plays a highwayman in upcoming Malayalam period film “Kayamkulam Kochunni”, is getting trained in Kalaripayattu, an ancient martial arts form of Kerala, while shooting for the film. A couple of weeks ago Babu Antony posted a picture on his social media page with Nivin Pauly during a training session has taken the internet by storm.
“The film is currently being shot in Mangalore. Nivin takes Kalaripayattu classes every morning for a few hours before joining the team for the shoot. A team of martial arts expert has been flown in from Kerala for this schedule,” a source from the film’s unit told IANS.
Being directed by Rosshan Andrrews, the film, based on the life of the legendary Robin Hood type highwayman, Kayamkulam Kochunni, who was active in central Travancore during the 19th century. He robbed from the rich and gave to the poor.
Kayamkulam Kochunni will see Nivin Pauly playing the lead role and Babu Antony playing a character named Thangal, the mentor of Kochunni. Amala will be playing the female protagonist. The star cast also includes Sunny Wayne and Babu Anthony playing pivotal roles. [Also Read: NBK 102 Movie Titled as Karna ]
On the other hand, Nivin awaits the release of Tamil film “Richie”. He also has Geethu Mohandas’s “Moothon”, apart from “Hey Jude” and “Love Action Drama” in his kitty. Next year, he is expected to start shooting for Malayalam film “Kairali”, based on the disappearance of a bulk carrier, owned by Kerala Shipping Corporation.
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