Nivin Pauly to play theatre legend NN Pillai in biopic by Rajeev Ravi
The screenplay for the film has been written by Gopan Chidambaram and Madhu Neelakandan will crank the camera
Nivin Pauly will be soon seen as legendary actor and writer NN Pillai in an upcoming film directed by Rajeev Ravi. The news was announced by cinematographer-turned-director Rajeev Ravi on Wednesday, which was Nivin Pauly's birthday.
The screenplay for the film has been written by Gopan Chidambaram and Madhu Neelakandan will crank the camera. E4 Entertainment, which produced films like Ezra, Godha and Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi will bankroll the project.
N Narayana Pillai (23 Nov 1918 - 14 Nov 1995) was an actor, director and writer, who has written over 30 plays, 40 one-act plays, two thearetical studies and an autiobiography. His autobiography titled Njaan is an account of his travel to Burma, Malaysia, his campaigning for Indian National Army as well as his tryst with the stage in Kerala. Pillai also acted in films like Godfather (1991) as Anjooran, Nadodi (1992) and a Telugu film Peddarikam (1992).
Taking to Facebook, Nivin Pauly wrote: "Here comes a late but a good news to share with you all! I am extremely happy to be associated for an exciting project with the one and only master craftsman Rajeev Ravi! This is truly an honour! Indeed blessed."
Nivin Pauly was recently seen in the box office hit Njandukalude Naattil Oridavela and is currently working on Kayamkulam Kochunni, based on the life of the legendary Kerala Robin-Hood with the same name. The actor is also awaiting the release of his first direct Tamil film - Richie, a remake of Rakshit Shetty's neo-noir film Ulidavaru Kandanthe.