Nivin Pauly Kayamkulam Kochunni hits theatres today. The movie is based on the life of Kayamkulam Kochunni, who was a famed highwayman, who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor during the British Raj in the early 19th century Central Travancore. The film chronicles the life and times of the legendary 19th-century highwayman, and how he rose from his humble beginnings to become a timeless folk hero.
As the highly anticipated period drama, ‘Kayamkulam Kochunni’ starring Nivin Pauly and Mohanlal is all set to release this week, moviegoers are eagerly awaiting this Malayalam movie of epic proportions.
Known as the Robin Hood of Kerala, Kayamkulam Kochunni was a thief who took money from the elitist and rich and distributed it to the underprivileged people. With the iconic character set to come to life on the big screen with experienced director Rosshan Andrrews in the helm, and a whopping budget of Rs 45 crores, movie lovers can expect a cinematic experience of high standards, considered a first in Mollywood.
The Rs 45 crore ($6.3 million) movie is bankrolled by businessman Gokulam Gopalan. The movie replaces the record held by Veeram, a multi-lingual adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, directed by Jayaraj. Veeram (2017) was made by Chandrakala Arts at a cost of Rs 36 crores ($4.9 million). Do Check: Kayamkulam Kochunni Review
The movie has already broken the record of Baahubali 2 in terms of number of screens. While Baahubali 2 was allotted 1370 shows on the first day, Kayamkulam Kochunni has been given more than 1700 shows.
The film is getting a simultaneous release in UAE and Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) countries on the same day. Going by latest reports, 82 centres are hosting the movie in the Middle East.
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