Malayalam star Nivin Pauly is all set to star in director Liju Krishna’s upcoming film Padavettu, the makers announced on Wednesday.
The political-drama is written and directed by Krishna, known for his short film Ima, and supported by Yoodlee Films, the studio arm of Saregama.
Polly, popular for films like Moothan, Premam and Bangalore Days, said that he immediately fell for the film, which has a strong storyline with emotions and beautiful characters.
“It is a story that impressed me when it was first told. It is a story of second chances and finding the inner strength to stand up against the wrong.” I strongly believe that the story, the emotions and the characters The beautiful illustrations connect well with the audience and give the film a wide reception.”
Krishna said the film depicts the story of the oppressed section of the society in northern Kerala.
Nivin Pauly also took to his social media to share the news.
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Padavettu is a political drama relevant to our times. It attempts to portray the relentless pursuit of the common man, the oppressed section of the society who is in constant struggle and struggle to reclaim their unique identity and rightful place in a world made for all! It imagines the aspirations, pain and joy of life in an idyllic village in northern Kerala,” he said.
Expressing gratitude for the support of the villagers and local people of northern Kerala, the director further said that Padavettu is special for him as it is truly a film of the people, by the people and for the people.
Siddharth Anand Kumar, Vice President of Films at Saregama India said that Padavettu has a strong story about a downtrodden awakening to his true potential when he stands against the circumstances.
“Given the amazing work being done by Nivin and the unparalleled directorial vision of Leeju Krishna, Padavettu is a story we are excited to create. Yoodlee Films is aggressively looking to produce a slew of regional content in the coming months. It is a matter of great pride for us to watch this film and with such a wonderful team in our slate,” Kumar said.
The film starring Aruvi fame Aditi Balan, is co-produced with Sunny Wayne.