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Sudev Nair looks barely recognizable as Pacheek in the latest poster of Nivin Pauly’s Thuramukham

The Bheeshma Parvam actor will be seen in several get-ups in the Rajeev Ravi directorial, which will hit theatres on June 3

  • Sanjith Sidhardhan

Last Updated: 01.42 AM, May 26, 2022

Sudev Nair looks barely recognizable as Pacheek in the latest poster of Nivin Pauly’s Thuramukham
Sudev Nair as Pacheek from Thuramukham

Post his State Award win for Best Actor, Sudev Nair has been cast in various supporting roles in several big films including Ezra, Bheeshma Parvam and CBI 5: The Brain. But a role that seems to have offered him more space and scope for performance is Rajeev Ravi’s Thuramukham, which is set to hit theatres on June 3.

The makers of the film released the character poster of Sudev’s Pacheek from the film, also revealing his various looks from the period film that spans several decades in the 1900s. The movie, which has Nivin Pauly, Joju George, Indrajith Sukumaran, Poornima Indrajith, Arjun Ashokan and Darshana Rajendran in pivotal roles, has Sudev playing the main antagonist.

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The poster has Sudev in a heftier look and the actor had put on 11 kg to play the role in the film, which was shot before the pandemic. In an earlier interview with OTTplay, he told us that Rajeev had given him full freedom to shape the look and body language of his character.

The actor said that the older portions of Pacheek was shot first. “Rajeev ettan told me that he would pass me the numbers of the make-up and costume team and I could decide what to do with my character. That call motivated me so much,” said Sudev, adding that he dedicated himself to play the role that was a proper “acting role” that he received after a long time.

Thuramukham isn’t the only period movie that Sudev is part of. He is also the antagonist in Vinayan’s Pathonpathaam Noottandu, where he plays Padaveedan Nambi. The movie, which has Siju Wilson playing the role of Arattupuzha Velayudha Panicker, has completed filming and is gearing up for release soon. Sudev is also part of Mohanlal’s Monster, which is set to release in August-September.