Kayamkulam Kochunni, released in 2018, is directed by Rosshan Andrrews and falls into the epic-period genre.
Currently, the movie is not streaming on any OTT platforms. With his direction, Rosshan Andrrews presents Kayamkulam Kochunni, which is based on the real-life of Kochunni.
Kochunni was a highwayman who used to rob off the rich and render to the poor section just like Robin Hood. Until 2018 this movie marks the most expensive Malayalam film developed. Nivin plays the role of the title, exploring the life of Kochunni.
Nivin, in the highwayman’s role, depicts his transition as a thief, his love life, his relationships and friendships, his survival attempts, and social structure during the 19th century. The makers went through more research than was available for this movie.
Bobby and Sanjay, the writers, came up with Kochunni’s real-life story and discovered him being a social thief who looked beyond caste discrimination and fought against the caste system during that time.
Towards the end of the movie, Kochunni escapes his capital punishment, and his tomb is shown in the present day. According to certain reports, he died at the age of 41, but some others also reflect that he escaped jail and lived for 36 years until he died of tuberculosis.