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Nivin Pauly learns Kalaripayattu for Kayamkulam Kochunni

Nivin Pauly has been taking Kalaripayattu lessons (ancient martial arts form), for his Malayalam period drama Kayamkulam Kochunni.

regional movies Updated: Oct 10, 2017 15:37 IST
Nivin Pauly is among the top three actors in the Malayalam film industry, others being Fahadh Faasil and Dulquer Salmaan.
Nivin Pauly is among the top three actors in the Malayalam film industry, others being Fahadh Faasil and Dulquer Salmaan.

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.

“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,” said a source from the film’s unit.

Being directed by Rosshan Andrrews, the film is based on Kochunni, the real life famed highwayman, who was active in central Travancore during the 19th century. He robbed from the rich and gave to the poor.

For nearly a month, the team has been shooting in Mangalore.

“They have been shooting in locations such as Manjeshwar and Udupi. They will shoot for one more month before leaving for Sri Lanka for the next schedule,” the source added.

For his role, Nivin will be seen sporting a short crop and a handlebar moustache. Amala Paul plays the leading lady.

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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