Sakhavu, the much-awaited Nivin Pauly starrer, has finally got a
release date. The political drama which is directed by actor turned
National award-winning director Sidhartha Siva, will hit the
theatres on April 14th, Vishu day.
The movie, which will be the first release of Nivin Pauly in
2017, is one of the highly anticipated upcoming Malayalam projects
of the year. Nivin will essay the central character Krishna Kumar,
a communist follower in Sakhavu.
It is the first outing of Nivin and Sidhartha Siva as an
actor-director duo. Sidhartha has earlier shared the screen with
Nivin in the 2012-released movie Puthiya Theerangal,
directed by senior film-maker Sathyan Anthikad.
Sakhavu, which is said to be an intense political
drama, depicts the story of student leader Krishna Kumar and how
his life changes after a medical college visit. Jomonte
Suvisheshangal fame Aishwarya Rajesh essays the female
The movie, which is scripted by director Sidhartha himself, also
stars actor-writer Sreenivasan in a key role. Maniyanpilla Raju,
Joju George, Aparna Gopinath, Gayathri Suresh, etc., appear in the
George C Williams, the Theri fame cinematographer
is the director of photography. Prashant Pillai composes the songs
and background score. Sakhavu is produced by B Rakesh,
under the banner Universal Cinema.