Malayalam actor Mohanlal has joined the cast of Kayamkulam Kochunni, which has Nivin Pauly in the leading role. The film is one of the most awaited projects of this year as Pauly plays the character of a 19th century and will narrate the story inspired by a legendary real-life thief, Kayamkulam Kochunni. He was known for stealing from the haves and giving it to the have-nots. The upcoming film will narrate Kochunni’s Robin Hood-like adventures and also focus on other details in his life that inspired him to do things he did.
Nivin confirmed the news on his Twitter page, 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.
Mohanlal, who goes by the title of ‘The Complete Actor’ is doing a role in the film. The news was tweeted by an excited Nivin who said, “The charismatic Lalettan is joining the cast of Kayamkulam Kochunni for a role that can be done only by performed by the Complete Actor himself!”
Calling it a “dream come true”, Nivin said that the cast and crew were “absolutely delighted & thrilled” by Mohanlal’s inclusion. After Amala Paul walked out of the project due to date issues, Priya Anand was finalised as the female lead. Directed by Rosshan Andrews, the script has been written by Bobby-Sanjay.
Pauly, on the other hand, is currently busy with Hey Jude, which has Trisha in the leading role andMoothon, which is a Geetu Mohandas bilingual. Mohanlal is currently filming Odiyan, which will hit the theatres this year.
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