Kayamkulam Kochunni, helmed by popular Malayalam director Rosshan Andrrews, is the story of Kerala's legendary thief Kochunni. The movie has Nivin Pauly playing the titular role while it also features Mohanlal in an extended cameo role. Mohanlal plays the role of Ithikkara Pakki, another epic thief and a contemporary of Kayamkulam Kochunni. Other prominent roles in Kayamkulam Kochunni are essayed by Sunny Wayne, Babu Antony, Sudev Nair, Thesni Khan and Priyanka Thimmesh. Ezra fame Priya Anand is the leading actress of Kayamkulam Kochunni.
Kayamkulam Kochunni is scripted by Boby-Sanjay duo an extensive and dedicated research of over two and a half years. Santhosh Narayanan of the Kabali fame scores music for the film which is produced by Gokulam Gopalan under the banner of Sree Gokulam Movies.