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Mahaveeryar: Nivin Pauly, Asif Ali’s time-travel fantasy satire to release in theatres on this date

The Abrid Shine directorial, which also has Shanvi Srivastava and Lal in pivotal characters, could mark Nivin’s first theatrical release this year

  • Sanjith Sidhardhan

Last Updated: 10.59 AM, Jun 11, 2022

Mahaveeryar: Nivin Pauly, Asif Ali’s time-travel fantasy satire to release in theatres on this date
Mahaveeryar poster

Amid the uncertainty over the theatrical release of Nivin Pauly’s Thuramukham, which has postponed again, the actor has announced the release date of his upcoming movie Mahaveeryar, which also has Asif Ali in the lead.

The film, which marks his third collaboration with director Abrid Shine after 1983 and Action Hero Biju, is based on a story by acclaimed author M Mukundan. Touted to be a time-travel, fantasy drama that also has courtroom sequences, the film has Nivin apparently playing ascetic while Asif essays the role of a warrior from the past.

The movie, which was shot in Rajasthan last year, also has a star-studded cast featuring Lal, Shanvi Srivastava, Mallika Sukumaran, Vijay Menon, Major Ravi, Lalu Alex and Krishna Prasad. During the first look launch of the film, Mukundan had said that the film, which has a unique concept, will also address several relevant issues.

Asif, in an earlier interview with us, said that he wasn’t sure if such a film could be pulled off but having shot the movie, he said it has come out well and would be a movie that Malayalam film audience can be proud of. The movie, which is also co-produced by Nivin Pauly, is set to hit theatres on July 21. Mahaveeryar could also be Nivin’s first theatrical release after Padavettu, which was initially slated for a March 2022 release was pushed and Thuramukham had been shifted multiple this this month alone.

Nivin, who has also completed shooting for Ram’s Tamil film, is now working on Rosshan Andrrews’ big budget entertainer, which also has Siju Wilson as part of the cast. The actor also has several big films coming up including Ishq filmmaker Anuraj Manohar’s Shekhara Varma Rajavu, which has him playing a royal descendent. The movie is expected to go on floors after Nivin completes shooting for Rosshan’s entertainer.