Sakhavu, Nivin Pauly
Nivin Pauly stars in dual roles in Sidhartha Siva's directorial venture SakhavuSakhavu/Facebook

Movie Name: Sakhavu
Cast & Crew : Nivin Pauly, Althaf Salim, Aishwarya Rajesh, Keethy Suresh, Aparna Gopinath, Renji Panicker, Sreenivasan, Binu Pappu, Sooraj S Kurup.
Direction: Sidhartha Siva
Producer: B Rakesh
Music Director: Prashant Pillai
Release Date: April 15
Genre: Family/ Politics
Duration: 2 hours 44 minutes

Sakhavu Synopsis: In this Sidharatha Siva-directed film, Nivin Pauly appears in dual roles as comrades Krishnan and Krishna Kumar. The trailer of the movie hints that the story is narrated in the backdrop of two different timelines, one in the '70-'80s period, and the other showing him as a young communist leader. At the recent audio launch event of the movie, Nivin had said that his characters in Sakhavu are close to his heart. 

Also read: Sakhavu, Comrade in America and Oru Mexican Aparatha: Is Mollywood veering towards the left?

Sakhavu has been bankrolled by B Rakesh under the banner of Universal Cinema, and it also stars Althaf Salim, Aishwarya Rajesh, Gayathri Suresh, Aparna Gopinath, Sreenivasan, KPAC Lalitha, Renji Panicker and Binu Pappu in significant roles. While Prashanth Pillai has composed the music, cinematography has been handled by George C Williams.

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Nivin Pauly and Althaf Salim in Sakhavu movie.Sakhavu/Facebook

Expectations are high from the movie of the Premam-star, whose family entertainer Jacobinte Swargarajyam was released a year ago. The teaser and trailer of the Sakhavu opened to a positive response from the audience, who have been eagerly waiting for its grand release on April 15. The movie has locked horns with megastar Mammootty's Vishu-Easter release, Puthan Panam

Check audience review on Sakhavu here:

Malayalam box office

#Sakhavu superb 1st half Gud comedy and twists are Slowly getting into the story @NivinOfficial is fantastic in dual role wtng for 2nd hlf. #Sakhavu what a brilliant movie,full creds @NivinOfficial & director.Very different movie,mass emotions laughter evrytng included. exclnt cinematography @george_dop, beautiful music. @NivinOfficial is showing why he's no1. Housefull everywhere and high+ WOM 3.5/5

Sridevi Sreedhar

#Sakhavu (#Comrade) interval report- @NivinOfficial rocks in dual role Superb BGM. So far very impressive @aishu_dil #communismvscapitalism. Loved #Sakhavu@NivinOfficial is outstanding in three different get-up and two roles. @aishu_dil neat job #Prash


Sakhavu leaves a message by taking us through its two main lead characters. The story of the film is just the same old thing but the film's purpose is to be an eye-opener and an inspiring story.The pacing of the film may test our patience likewise take an anticipated turn. By the by, Sakhavu has got its heart at the perfect place. The film will move you and can be an eye-opener for some. Yet at the same time, the film could have been a lot better. Conclusion: Sakhavu is decent one-time watch.

Manoj MJ

#Sakhavu wonderful film. Cinematography, makeup and music by @iprashantpillai stands out. @NivinOfficial has grown as an actor.

Red carpet spectacle

#Sakhavu - A clean entertainer with Communist backdrop.Nivin's enthusiastic performance need standing ovation.Much love for Red flags. Flash back scenes are well shot and blends with whole package of Nivin's two different character. Director Siddharth delivered a decent package. DOP and music backed with realistic approach. Its sure shot HIT. 3.5/5


#Sakhavu nivin is acing itin dual roles.the nivin I want is her flashback loaded with Goosebumps moments very good 1st hlf. #Sakhavu nivin's acting PP's bgm powerful dilogs sidaratha's direction everything is just perfect luvd this comrade flick >MexicanAparatha. intense at times with right blend of comical elements nivin u beauty! shines in both roles plus the other getup...#kaththi#theri man George.c.Williams has done a superb work especially in the flashback portion #Sakhavu

Vishnu S.J

#Sakhavu - Perfect Political Leftist Movie. Superb Acting by Nivin Pauly taking three differeny roles in Single one. Must Watch !!!!

Forum Keralam

#Sakhavu is yet another meaningful cinema from Nivin which revolves around a youngster & his political realisation told in an satisfying way. Overall #Sakhavu is a Decent flick.. There is fun, there is a motive, and there are efforts from everyone.. Another Hit for 4 Nivin(5/5)

Friday Cinema

#Sakhavu 1st half : @NivinOfficial in a dual role is great especially as comrade Krishnan in flashback. Prashanth Pillai rocks ususual. Lengthy, not commercial, but a gud one to sit through, Talks abt communism of the workers. Another feat for @aishu_dil as she proves herself in Malayalam  @NivinOfficial shows his brilliance in portraying two different shade characters with great ease! @george_dop 's camera and #RajeshPillai music makes this superb writing more stunning !!! The name " #SakhavuKrishnan " Will give you goosebumps and will be remembered for years! @NivinOfficial at his best  a blood pumping film abt communism that is so good in d 2nd half A must watch!!!! Comrade #Krishnan will be remembered. A dream role for #NivinPauly ..He rocked in three avatars


Career best performance of Nivin pauly. Simply said SAKHAVU is an awsome movie includes both MASS and CLASS. Nice script and direction is the highly +ve of this movie also the performance from the entire cast specially congrats NIVIN PAULY


@aishu_dil brilliant performance,composer stills the show with the BMG, as usual great nivin Pauly congrats #Sakhavu


#Sakhavu Interval: Superb till now! Brilliant making Outstanding bgm Stunning visuals Prashant Pillai's bgm, George C William's visuals n Siddharth Siva's making Heavy! Sakhavu Krishnan is awesome. Brilliant film Felt a bit dragging in 2nd half! but on the whole it was just superb! Visuals n bgm HEAVY

Abel Eve Adam‏ 

The awe-inspiring political satire of my year so far! @NivinOfficial @bookmyshow #Sakhavu

Vijay S

Interval: So far average. Communist/union storyline. Nivin Good presence #Sakhavu. 1 time watch for Pauly/Left fans. Drag tempo. Lots of clichés. @NivinOfficial is very good. Nice feel good ending.

Martin N Joseph

#Sakhavu - 1st half set with the real life of comrades. Rocking @NivinOfficial in two avatars. Terrific visuals from @george_dop & nice bgm. #Sakhavu - Appreciatable performance from @NivinOfficial in three get ups. Kudos to @aishu_dil for a great role. Should stay in #Mollywood. Neatly packed film on the backdrop of communism. Stunning performances and technically rich. Another hit for @NivinOfficial. Full credits to director #SidharthaSiva for a bold film with neat package. Technically rich and stellar performances too.


#Sakhavu interval: First half is super stunning and this will be the best in @NivinOfficial career if second half can replicate the feat! @NivinOfficial essays dual roles and delivers them with great ease and attitude! Excels in both comic and serious moments


#Sakhavu- Interval - Flow is sluggish, has some comedies

Karthik Rajasekaran

#Sakhavu Interval : "OK"! Slow but steady @NivinOfficial etta, fight with garudan.. Polichu BGM deserves special mention.

Watch the trailer of Sakhavu here:

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