The Android Kunjappan Ver. 5.25 director talks about the value the Moothon actor brought in
Actor Nivin Pauly hasn’t produced too many films but when he did, the actor wasn’t the kind to just invest his money and stand back. The directors of both Action Hero Biju and Njandukalude Naattil Oridavela would attest to this, and the director of his latest venture, Ratheesh Balakrishanan Poduval, too confirms this.
“Nivin’s a fantastic producer,” said Ratheesh to OTTplay in a recent interview. “It’s difficult to get a producer like that for your second film. I didn’t have to think about the film’s cost or concerned areas. As an actor, he isn’t someone who comes and acts; he tries to understand the core of the story, eliminate all his doubts and confusion and then deliver his performance. It was also easy working with him.”
The filmmaker also talked about the actor’s hands-on approach after the film’s shoot. “Even during the post production of the movie, there was a lot of give and take, even during the editing process. I didn’t think of it as a producer’s interference, but more as his positive involvement. Also, because it’s the pandemic, everyone has time to look into each aspect,” he said.
While Nivin has completed Thuramukham, Kanakam Kaamini Kalaham could be his next release. On the upcoming movie, Ratheesh told us, “The humour in the film is over-the-top, but that wasn’t how it was supposed to happen. During the scripting, it was written as a realistic film as the story is inspired from an incident that happened in my life. But that changed when we reached its location, a hotel, and planned the costume and art design of the movie. But this thought wasn’t there during the scripting stage or discussions with Nivin. It just happened unknowingly during the process of filmmaking. From the spot boy to a star like Nivin was staying at the same hotel and all of us enjoyed the process of making this film. It’s a boon that happened due to the pandemic.”