Kayamkulam Kochunni is a 2018 Indian Malayalam-language epic period film directed by Rosshan Andrrews and written by Bobby & Sanjay. It is based on the life of Kayamkulam Kochunni, a famed highwayman who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor during the British Raj in the early 19th century Central Travancore. The film stars Nivin Pauly in the title role; Mohanlal makes a cameo appearance as highwayman Ithikkara Pakki.

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★ Ekm Multi : 19.12 Lakhs
★ Tvm Aries : 6.31 Lakhs
★ Thalayolaparambu : 3.73 Lakhs
★ Thrissur Single Screens : 5.91 Lakhs
★ RD Mundakkayam : 2.47 Lakhs

Rosshan Andrrews confirmed via media outlets that he would be directing a film based on the life of Kerala’s heroic outlaw Kayamkulam Kochunni, written by his regular collaborators Bobby & Sanjay and Nivin Pauly playing the title character, to be produced by Gokulam Gopalan. It is the second film based on Kayamkulam Kochunni after the 1966 film of the same name. Kayamkulam Kochunni was a real-life thief who lived in 19th century in the Central Travancore region. He is said to have stole from the rich and gave to the poor like Robin Hood. The screenplay was written after a two-and-a-half year research by an eight-member team. The script was rehashed three times. Kayamkulam Kochunni holds the subtitle “most dangerous man”. According to Andrrews, the film would feature Kochunni’s life before and after his transition as a thief, his survival attempts, romance, and the social structure during the time. It would also discuss several unanswered questions in his story. Since the appearance of present-day Kayamkulam, Alappuzha district has changed from the time of Kochunni, a Sri Lankan village was to be set as Kayamkulam in the film. Filming was then planned to commence by the beginning of 2017 in Sri Lanka, a few scenes were also planned in Kayamkulam.