The movie, directed by Rajeev Ravi, also has Indrajith Sukumaran, Nimisha Sajayan and Joju George as part of the cast
The team of Thuramukham had a huge surprise in store for Nivin Pauly fans on the star’s birthday today. They released a new poster from the long-awaited film, directed by Kammattipaadam and Annayum Rasoolum director Rajeev Ravi.
Thuramukham seems to be Nivin’s second hard-hitting political drama, after the 2017 Siddhartha Siva directorial Sakhavu in which he played a communist leader. Set in the 1940s and 50s, the movie revolves around the uprisings of the labourers in Cochin port against the chappa system, in which a coin was tossed in the air and the workers had to fight against themselves to grab it to work.
Based on true incidents, the movie is scripted by Gopan Chidambaram, who had previously written Fahadh Faasil-starrer Iyobinte Pusthakam. Apart from Nivin Pauly who plays a Mattanchery-based worker named Moidu in the movie, the film also has Indrajith Sukumaran, Joju George, Nimisha Sajayan, Darshana Rajendran, Arjun Ashokan and Poornima Indrajith in pivotal roles.
The film, which had completed shooting in 2020, was scheduled for release last year and then re-scheduled for Eid release in 2021. However, it was further delayed due to the second wave of COVID-19 cases in Kerala forcing shut the theatres. While there are rumours that the film might be an OTT release, Rajeev Ravi had earlier dismissed these reports. Now, with theatres in Kerala once again reopening, it remains to be seen if the film will hit cinema halls by the end of this year.
Nivin, meanwhile, has also completed shooting for Ratheesh Balakrishnan Poduval’s Kanakam Kaamini Kalaham. The actor is currently working on his second straight Tamil movie with National Award-winning filmmaker Ram, who had previously helmed Peranbu with Mammootty.