Nivin Pauly, the young crowd puller and Sidhartha Siva, the
National award-winning director finally wrapped up their much
awaited political drama Sakhavu. Lead actor Nivin
announced the news through his official Facebook page recently.
Sakhavu, which is said to be an intense political
drama, will have the actor in the role of Comrade Krishna Kumar. It
is the first collaboration of Nivin Pauly and Sidhartha Siva as an
The duo has earlier shared the screen in Puthiya
Theerangal, in which Sidhartha essayed a supporting role.
According to Nivin, he initially thought that Sakhavu is
an offbeat film, but realised that he was wrong, after reading the
Reportedly, Sakhavu depicts the story of the young
political worker Krishna Kumar, and how his life changes upside
down after a medical college visit. Jomonte Suviseshangal fame
Aishwarya Rajesh essays the female lead in the movie.
Sreenivasan, the senior actor-writer appears in a pivotal role.
Aparna Gopinath, Maniyanpilla Raju, Joju George, Binu Pappu,
Gayathri Suresh etc., appear in the supporting roles in the movie,
which is scripted by director Sidhartha, himself.
George C Williams handles the cinematography. Prashant Pillai
composes the songs and background score. Sakhavu, which is
produced by B Rakesh for Universal Cinema, is expected to hit the
theatres in April 2017.