The CVN Team is renowned for their exceptional expertise in Kalarippayattu and has been actively involved in captivating performances and movie projects, both in India and abroad. Their journey began with their involvement in the iconic movie "Thacholi Othenan," featuring the legendary actor Sathyan. This film served as a platform for the team to showcase their skills in stage shows, theatre performances, choreography, and action sequences, not only in Indian cinema but also in the international film industry.
In Hollywood, the CVN Kalari Nadakav team made a significant impact with their contribution to the movie "The Myth," starring the world-famous actor, Jackie Chan. The film's intense action sequences and breathtaking stunt choreography garnered a worldwide audience. Another Hollywood movie, "Sword and Sceptres," also featured the team's impressive Kalarippayattu skills. Their artistry has even graced the stages of leading Opera houses in Europe, where audiences were enthralled by their captivating displays.
The CVN artists and Gurus have taken their Kalari performances to various parts of the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Japan, and China, leaving a lasting impression with their grace, precision, and combat effectiveness. To promote the art of Kalarippayattu even further, a CVN group embarks on a 6-month trip every year, performing at diverse locations and sharing the beauty of this ancient martial art.
In the Bollywood film industry, the CVN Kalari Nadakav team has played pivotal roles in numerous projects, including the acclaimed movies "Rani Padmavati" featuring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, and Ranveer Singh, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, and "Bajirao Mastani" starring Ranveer Singh, also directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. They have also contributed their talents to other notable films such as "Asoka" starring Shah Rukh Khan, "Dil Se" starring Shah Rukh Khan, "Lajja" starring Ajay Devgan, "Ravan" starring Abhishek Bachchan and Vikram, and "Lahu Ke Do Rang" starring Akshay Kumar, among others.
Their influence extends to the Malayalam, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, and Tamil film industries as well, where they have left a mark in various projects, showcasing their versatility and dedication to their craft.
Kalarippayattu has garnered appreciation from a diverse range of individuals, including international athletes, actors, and dancers. Notable names like Tadanobu Asano, Mammootty, Mohanlal, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Vicky Kaushal, Vikram, Nivin Pauly, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajal Aggarwal, Donovan Bailey, Iwan Thomas, Gareth Thomas, James Toseland, Deeksha Seth, and Lakshmi Gopalaswami, among many others, have embraced the transformative power of this ancient martial art through training under the guidance of the CVN Gurus.
The CVN Kalari Nadakav team's exceptional contribution to the world of performing arts has earned them global recognition and praise. From their humble beginnings with "Thacholi Othenan," they continue to inspire audiences worldwide with the beauty and power of Kalarippayattu on both the national and international stages.