Nivin Pauly has built a solid fan base across Tamil Nadu after his 'Neram' and 'Premam' - both Malayalam films. He will soon be making his first direct Tamil debut with the upcoming 'Richie' in which he will be seen playing a ruthless gangster.
The Premam star will also be starring in few Malayalam films namely Hey Jude opposite Trisha under Shyamaprasad's direction, debutant Dhyan Sreenivasan's Love Action Drama with Nayanthara, Geetu Mohandas's Moothon, Althaf Salim's Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela and Kayamkulam Kochunni under Roshan Andrews's direction.
In the midst of these projects, today has turned to be a significant day for Nivin Pauly. Two new films have been announced with the first being his own production Pauly Jr Pictures banner producing the Malayalam film titled Kairali under Jomon T John at the helm. It must be noted that he is the cinematographer of Dhanush's Enai Noki Paayum Thota and also shot the first schedule of the highly anticipated Vikram starrer Dhruva Natchathiram under Gautham Menon's direction.
Kairali will reportedly be a big budget film that talks about the unresolved mystery behind 'MV Kairali', Kerala's first ship that disappeared in 1979 near India with a crew of 49. National Award-winning director Siddartha Siva will write the screenplay for the film that will be jointly produced by Nivin’s Pauly Jr Pictures and Real Life Works. It is worth noting that Jomon has cranked the camera for three of Nivin's previous films including Thattathin Marayathu, Oru Vadakan Selfie and Jacobinte Swargarajyam. According to sources, apart from Kerala, Goa and Delhi, the film will be shot across countries such as Djibouti, Kuwait and Germany. Filming is expected to begin in December this year.
On to the second project, a formal pooja for RD Raja's 24AM Studios bankrolled film tentatively being called Production No. 3 at this point was held today. The project was announced last year itself and this is the first of the signs of production finally kicking off. The untitled film yo be directed by debutant Prabhu Radhakrishnan will begin filming from February 2018. It must be noted that the young director had previously shot a promo song for last year's hit film Remo featuring the leads Sivakarthikeyan and Keerthy Suresh along with Anirudh Ravichander.
iFlicks wishes Nivin Pauly and the teams of both ventures the best of success and a complete blast while filming.