Senior actor Sarath Kumar will play an important role in Nivin Pauly’s upcoming period film Kayamkulam Kochunni. The duo had earlier worked together in the Malayalam anthology Metro. Amala Paul has been cast as the female lead. She had earlier worked with Nivin Pauly in emotional drama Mili.

Kayamkulam Kochunni is based on a early 19th century robber Kochunni who stole from the rich and gave the poor. The film is directed by 36 Vayathilenile Roshan Andrews and will start rolling from early next year. Shooting will take place in Kerala and Sri lanka. Binod Pradhan is the film’s cinematographer while Gopi Sundar will compose the music.