Sakhavu, one of the most awaited movies of Nivin Pauly of the year 2017, has hit the theatres today (April 15, 2017). The film, is the actor's first release of the year and his fans and the entire Malayalam film audiences have pinned up high hopes on this venture.
Directed by Sidhartha Siva, Sakhavu is expected to be an intense tale, with due entertainment value, as well. Sakhavu also marks the first association of Nivin Pauly and Sidhartha Siva.
Well, Nivin Pauly's past few movies have been big hits at the box office. The actor has had a dream run, so far. Will he continue that with Sakhavu? Has the movie hit the right chords? To get the answers follow our LIVE review of Sakhavu from PVR Lulu..
Here we go.. LIVE Review of Sakhavu from PVR Lulu, Kochi..
8:50 AM: Sakhavu - A Nivin Pauly movie after a gap of a year. The fans of the actor would definitely want to celebrate the movie.
8:57 AM: Advance Booking for Sakhavu has been pretty good. Being a Saturday, a full house is definitely expected.
9:00 AM: Family crowd pouring in for an early morning show of Sakhavu.. At present, Nivin Pauly might be the young actor, who enjoys the maximum support of family audiences.
9:15 AM: And the first show of Sakhavu begins.. #Sakhavu
9:26 AM: It seems like Nivin Pauly's Kichu aka Krishnakumar has some good entertaining moments to offer.
9:36 AM: Time for the movie to get to its core plot.. #Sakhavu
9:42 AM: With the activities and dialogues of Krishnakumar, Sakhavu takes an indirect dig at irresponsible young politicians.
9:53 AM: The character Mahesh scores with some good one-liners.
9:59 AM: There is a lag in the proceedings but the light comedies make up for it in Sakhavu.
10:04 AM: Sakhavu Krishnan enters the scene..Expecting a turn in the narrative.
10:15 AM: Time for some machismo???
10:25 AM: It is nice to see Premkumar back in a good role in Sakhavu.
10:30 AM: The star in Nivin Pauly comes to the scene in Sakhavu..
10:43 AM: Its turning out to be a rather lengthy first half.
10:52 AM: And that's an end to the first half of Sakhavu..!! It has ended on a positive note giving us an indication that something exciting is on the story.. A good first half where the film scored heavily with the flashback sequences..!!
And now let's see what the second half of the Sakhavu holds for the audiences..
11:05 AM: A good note on what the real meaning of politics is!!
11:10 AM: The pace of the movie is falling down, at times..!!
11:20 AM: Madhu.. Madhu.. Madhumathiye is a real good song.. But its placement in the movie has affected the pace of the movie.
11:26 AM: Is there a twist in the tale? Definitely seems so.. #Sakhavu
11:33 AM: Well, Sakhavu has some moments to explore the actor in Nivin Pauly.
11:44 AM: Is it going to be something unpredictable on the store?
11:48 AM: Oops.. Over the top machismo? Was this really required?
11:55 AM: A director's brilliance shown towards the climax..
12:03 PM: And its an end to he movie..!!
Sakhavu ia a good attempt that serves its purpose..!! The pace of the movie is an issue at places but the intent of the movie to deliver a message is good.
Meanwhile, read some interesting facts about Sakhavu here..
Nivin Pauly, First Time In Dual Roles
In Sakhavu, Nivin Pauly will be seen in dual roles, as Krishnakumar and Krishnan. It is for the first time that the actor is appearing in dual roles in a movie. The role of Krishnan is also expected to be one of the best in the career of Nivin Pauly, so far.
Aishwarya Rajesh’s First Movie In Malayalam
Sakhavu is Aishwarya Rajesh's second release in Malyalam after the Dulquer Salmaan starrer Jomonte Suviseshangal. Interestingly, Sakhavu was the first movie signed by Aishwarya Rajesh in Malayalam, but it was Jomonte Suviseshangal that first hit the theatres.
Sooraj S Kurup’s Debut As An Actor
Young music director Sooraj S Kurupp, who shot to fame with his work in the film Valleem Thetti Pulleem Thetti, makes his debut as an actor with Sakhavu. The musician will be seen in the role of a comrade in this Nivin Pauly starrer.
One Of The Biggest Releases Of Nivin Pauly
Sakhavu is one of the biggest releases of Nivin Pauly, so far. The film, directed by Sidhartha Siva is releasing in close to 120 theatres in Kerala alone. Sakhavu is expected to make a huge opening at the box office.
George C Williams Makes An Entry To Mollywood
George C Williams who had cranked the camera for popular Tamil movies like Raja Rani, Naanum Rowdy Thaan, Theri etc., has cranked the camera for Sakhavu. It is his first movie in Malayalam. Earlier, he had worked for the music album Yuvvh, directed by Aphonse Puthren.
When Affected By Note Ban..!
Incidentally, the shoot of the film was slightly affected by the note ban, which came to effect in November 2016. The shoot was halted for a few days due to unavailability of currency and was later resumed after a few days.
The team of Sakhavu did make it a point to promote the movie, pretty well. Team Sakhavu, comprising of Nivin Pauly, Sidhartha Siva, producer B Rakesh etc., participated in a road show from Thalassery to Vadakara, as a part of the promotions of the movie.