Padavettu, which also has Aditi Balan and Shammi Thilakan, hit theatres on October 21
Last Updated: 08.49 AM, Oct 26, 2022
Nivin Pauly’s latest release Padavettu, which hit theatres during the festive weekend, has opened to largely positive reviews. The movie, which is helmed by debutant Liju Krishna, has been in the making for over three years and the response after its release must be heartening for its makers.
The movie revolves around Nivin’s character Ravi, who was touted to be the ‘next big thing’ from his village, but after his sporting career came to a screeching halt due to a car accident, he has been living as an indolent youth who doesn’t meddle in anyone else’s affairs. However, after a political party decides to renovate his house and him getting called out by opposition party for his lackadaisical attitude, Ravi is pushed to build his confidence and lead the charge for the people of his community.
Padavettu also has Shammi Thilakan, Aditi Balan, Indrans, Kainakary Thangaraj, Remya Suresh, Sudheesh and Sunny Wayne in pivotal roles. The socio-political drama, which was extensively shot in Kannur, also had a lot of real-life farmers essaying supporting characters.
The film’s OTT rights have been clinched by Netflix. This will be Nivin’s first OTT release on the streaming platform. The film is yet to have an OTT release date, but considering the previous trend, it’s expected to hit the streaming service by the end of November.
Padavettu, meanwhile, has grossed Rs 2.45 crore in the first five days of its release. The movie had faced stiff competition from Mohanlal’s Monster, Mammootty’s Rorschach, Kantara as well as Black Adam in theatres in Kerala.
Nivin, whose Mahaveeryar is yet to get an OTT release, will next be seen in Rosshan Andrrews’ Saturday Night, which is set to hit theatres on November 4. The movie, which also has Aju Varghese, Saiju Kurup, Siju Wilson and Saniya Iyappan, is touted to be an all-out entertainer.