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11 years of Nivinism: Career-defining movies of Nivin Pauly you can watch on OTT

Aishwarya Vasudevan

Aishwarya Vasudevan
Jul 16, 2021
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It's been 11 years since Nivin Pauly made his acting debut in movies. The actor starred in Vineeth Sreenivasan's hit directorial debut Malarvaadi Arts Club released in 2010. In the film, Nivin co-starred with Aju Varghese, Bhagath Manuel, Harikrishnan and others. Since his debut, there was no turning back for the actor who delivered back-to-back performances in his film. From being a cute Kuttan in Bangalore Days to a tough Akbar aka Bhai in Moothon, Nivin often surprises with his choices.

Now as Nivin clocks 11 years as an actor, let's take a look at a few films of the actor that are favourite among his fans.

1
1983
8.2OTTplay Rating
Abrid Shine in his directorial debut helmed a coming-of-age sports film based on cricket. In the film, Nivin Pauly plays the role of Rameshan who is a huge fan of the game and aspired to become a cricketer. He is stuck with the memories of India's first win at the 1983 cricket World Cup and is a huge Sachin Tendulkar fan too. However, unable to fulfil his dream of becoming a cricketer, he leaves no stone unturned in nurturing his son's talent of becoming a good sportsman.
2
Action Hero Biju
8.1OTTplay Rating
In Action Hero Biju, Nivin Pauly was seen as a no-nonsense Sub-Inspector of Kochi City Police. The film is directed by Abrid Shine and chronicles Biju's professional life. The film showed Nivin in a never-seen-before avatar as a strict person and became one of his best performances.
3
Bangalore Days
8.1OTTplay Rating
Bangalore Days is touted to be a part of a new wave of Malayalam cinema. Directed by Anjali Menon, the film revolves around the lives of three cousins played by Dulquer Salmaan, Nivin Pauly and Nazriya Nazim. The cousins for various reasons shift their base to Bengaluru and how the city plays an important character is shown in the film.
4
Moothon
7.9OTTplay Rating
There have been several career-defining films for Nivin Pauly and Moothon definitely stands out. The actor played the role of a goon in Mumbai called Bhai while in the flashback, he is seen as a simple boy named Akbar who has a homosexual relationship with Roshan Mathew's character. The Geetu Mohandas directorial won several accolades not only in India but also internationally.
5
Premam
8.6OTTplay Rating
George David (Nivin Pauly) in the Alphonse Puthren directorial is seen falling in love with three women at different eras in his life. He falls for his classmate Mary (Anupama Parameswaran) in his school days and is friend-zoned. During his college days, he falls for his professor Malar (Sai Pallavi), however, fate takes heartbreaking turn. Finally, after a lot of hurdles, George meets the love of his life Celine (Madonna Sebastian).
6
Thattathin Marayathu
7.5OTTplay Rating
Thattathin Marayathu is yet another collaboration of Nivin Pauly and Vineeth Sreenivasan. The film is based on the inter-faith relationship between Vinod Nair (Nivin) and Aisha (Isha Talwar) and the conflict raised due to it is shown comically.
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