Kayamkulam Kochunni Movie Review: A Warrior Fighting The So-Called Conventions Of Today
Kayamkulam Kochunni Movie Review: The movie is based on the life of a thief of the same name who fights against the oppression done on the innocent and the oppressed. The film stars Nivin Pauly and Priya Anand in lead roles.
In Kayamkulam Kochunni, the film dates back in time when Cheras empire was existing in Kerala. Then the British invaded India and decided to exploit the locals by usurping their land and manipulating them. The upper caste Hindus also took part in their every atrocities committed against the Indians.
Little did they know that there was a sword hanging on their heads when Kayamkulam Kochunni (Nivin Pauly) starts looting all their wealth and use it to distribute it to the poor and the deprived. The saga seems quite similar to the tale of Robin Hood, the best part of the film is the period setting which is used heavily as the film is based on the true story of that era. The film shows his important aspects ranging from, following his father's footsteps to mastering the art of Kalaripattu (a martial art form in Kerala).
Using the true story of Kayamkulam Kochunni, the director Rosshan Andrews has stuck to the roots of the film and he has not adulterated it with modernity which most people do when they attempt to direct a period film. The biggest highlight of this film is the costumes which give most of the younger generation of today, a little insight about the era which was not actually covered in most of the history textbooks.
The music composed by Gopi Sunder has a hypnotic feel to most of us which will make most of us get addicted to the musical extravaganza. The music videos of the songs are beautifully shot too especially the romantic number between Nivin Pauly and Priya Anand. Kudos to the cinematographers, Binod Pradhan and Nirav Shah who chose different angles while shooting.
Apart from the action sequences and the social stigma we are facing, the film has also some surprises which will make most of the fans excited. The surprise element is the everyone's favourite Mohanlal featuring as a cameo and Nora Fatehi in an item song. She soars the temperature in the film.
Overall, this film is a visual treat to watch in theatres. With every element required for a period film ranging from music to costume to set design, this one is a winner in the box office.