‘Puthiya Niyam’ is a thriller film starring Mammootty and Nayanthara as husband and wife. The film revolves around a character named Vasuki played by Nayanthara. Nayanthara had bagged several awards at the time for her outstanding performance. Nayanthara thanks her co-star Mammootty.
Mammootty is thankful for his role and ordinary superstars do not act in such films. Mammootty has acted without complaint in a female-centric, heroine-centric commercial film, so I thank him for getting this recognition. Nayantara says this on stage during an awards ceremony. Mammootty fans say that this is an example of Mammootty trying to make good movies without looking at his superstar status.
Puthiya Niyamam (transl. New Law) is a 2016 Indian Malayalam-language crime drama film written and directed by A. K. Sajan. The film stars Mammootty and Nayantara in the lead roles, along with Baby Ananya, Sheelu Abraham, S. N. Swamy, Rachana Narayanankutty, Roshan Mathew, Anil K. Reji, Sendrayan, and Aju Varghese in supporting roles. The film was released on 12 February 2016. Nayantara won Filmfare Award for Best Actress – Malayalam for her performance in the movie as Vasuki Iyer Louis.
The film explores the drug-fueled crimes and consumption of substances like marijuana and LSD by the youth. The film was dubbed into Tamil and Telugu as the title Vasuki.