Nivin Pauly
Nivin Pauly in "Premam"Facebook/ Nivin Pauly

Mollywood actor Nivin Pauly, who is basking in the success of the family entertainer "Jacobinte Swargarajyam," had earlier announced about his upcoming Tamil movie. Latest reports suggest that director Gautham Ramachandran finalised the project after working on more than 40 drafts.

"In June 2015, we had set up an office in Chennai and since then we've been working on the script. It took us nearly 40 drafts over a period of nine months to finally lock the script. It was one crazy, hell of a writing session [sic]," the director told IANS

The filmmaker also said that Nivin was actively involved in the scripting stage of the project, which is earlier rumoured to be a bi-lingual project, to be made in Tamil and Malayalam. However, Gautham has denied the news and claimed that the film will only be made in Tamil. The film is expected to be based on the critically-acclaimed Kannada film "Ulidavaru Kandante" and Gautham has said that it isn't a frame-to-frame remake of the 2014 film.

"Since the director of that movie us a close friend, we decided to buy the remake rights and adapt it [sic]," Gautham added.

Even though rumours had it that Varalaxmi Sarathkumar might play the female lead role in the upcoming thriller, latest reports suggest that a newcomer will be considered for the same. The movie is expected to go on the floors by mid-May. Pandi Kumar handles the cinematography of the flick, for which Atul does the editing and Ajaneesh Loknath composes the music.