The heartthrob of Malayalam film industry, Nivin Pauly, has turned a year older today. The handsome hunk who hails from Aluva in Ernakulam, Kerala, celebrates his 35th birthday on October 11. Nivin Pauly has won hearts of not just Mollywood lovers, but of all the cinephiles across industries. Be the rugged George from Premam or the adorable Kuttan from Bangalore Days, this young man has delivered an impeccable performance in his acting career. Nivin made his acting debut with Vineeth Sreenivasan’s directorial debut Malarvaadi Arts that released in 2010.
But it was two years later that he got a major breakthrough role with Thattathin Marayathu, and since then there is no turning back for him. From playing small roles to playing the lead, on this special day, let’s take a look at those five films of Nivin Pauly that one just cannot afford to miss.
Thattathin Marayathu was a musical romantic drama that starred Isha Talwar opposite Nivin Pauly. The love saga between a Muslim girl Aisha and a Hindu boy Vinod, and the issues that arises due to interfaith relationship, impressed critics and fans. The film’s theme song “Oh Sahiba” sung by Vineeth Sreenivasan is still a huge hit.
Nivin Pauly shot to fame with his “boy next door” image with back-to-back commercial hits. In 2014 he did the sports drama 1983 that revolved around Rameshan, played by Nivin, and his memories when the Indian cricket team won its first World Cup in 1983.
Ohm Shanthi Oshaana
The rom-com Ohm Shanthi Oshaana, released in 2014, starred Nazriya Nazim, Nivin Pauly, Renji Panicker, Aju Varghese, and Vineeth Sreenivasan in the lead. Directed by Jude Anthany Joseph, it was one of the biggest Malayalam hit films of that year.
Bangalore Days revolved around three cousins (Nazriya Nazim, Nivin Pauly, Dulquer Salmaan) who fulfil their childhood dream of relocating to Bangalore. Apart from enjoying the fact that they finally move to Bangalore, it also shows the challenges they face which transforms their lives.
George Kalaparambath’s attempt to impress Mary (Anupama Parameswaran) when he was a 16-year-old pre-degree student failed big time. Then five years later he falls for his college lecturer Malar (Sai Pallavi), but even that does not end on a happy note. Nivin Pauly’s swag and his romantic journey that takes him through several stages, left audiences impressed. Well we cannot forget the trend that he brought back of sporting a beard with his suave look with this Alphonse Puthren directorial.
There are many others films of Nivin Pauly that you would love to watch over and over again. It includes Oru Vadakkan Selfie, Jacobinte Swargarajyam, Kayamkulam Kochunni, and more. He has few more intriguing projects in the pipeline and we just can’t wait to watch it. Here’s wishing him a year full of happiness and amazing projects. Happy Birthday, Nivin Pauly!