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Thuramukham OTT release: Nivin Pauly explains why his character ‘slipped from the morally right path’

Thuramukham, which has Nivin Pauly essaying the role of Moidu, is set to begin streaming on Sony LIV

Thuramukham OTT release: Nivin Pauly explains why his character ‘slipped from the morally right path’
Nivin Pauly in a still from Thuramukham
  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 08.26 AM, Apr 25, 2023


Malayalam star Nivin Pauly’s latest release – Thuramukham – had him essaying Moidu that was more antagonistic than being an anti-hero. The actor, who hasn’t played too many characters with dark shades in his career spanning 13 years, was convinced about the intentions of Moidu in the Rajeev Ravi directorial that is set to drop on Sony LIV on April 28.

The movie, which spans from the 1930s to the 1950s and tells the story of the labourers in Cochin Harbour, is told through a family comprising Moidu, his mother and his siblings. While Poornima Indrajith essays the role of Moidu’s mother in the film, Arjun Ashokan and Darshana Rajendran play his brother and sister – Hamza and Khadeeja, respectively.

Nivin Pauly in a still from Thuramukham
Nivin Pauly in a still from Thuramukham

In an earlier interview with us, Nivin said that the film is set in a time, which is far cry from what the current generation of people have seen or endured. “A lot of us are privileged and don’t have to worry about food or shelter,” he said. “But Thuramukham’s story happens at a time when even the basic needs such as food, shelter and clothes weren’t satisfied for a majority of people. They had to take desperate measures, just to survive.”

The actor said that his character Moidu in the movie too does the same. “He treads the wrong path because he doesn’t have anyone to please, not even his mother. He is driven by the purpose of bringing money home at the end of the day. So, his life has slipped considerably from the morally right path due to his circumstances and his actions,” said Nivin.


The actor further explained that he was well-aware when he took up the character back in 2019, that the audience would “probably love Arjun Ashokan’s character more in the film and despise mine”. “But Moidu has his own justification for what he does; he just doesn’t care about what anyone else thinks,” concluded the actor.

Thuramukham will also be available to stream on OTTplay Premium from April 28.