Other than Mohanlal, no one else could perform those stunts Bhadran
Mohanlal’s Sphadikam, released in 1995 enjoys a cult status among the Malayali audience. Mohanlal’s Aadu Thoma and his twirled moustache, the Ray Ban sun glass, the fierce dialogues and every aspect of the movie is still raved about.
Above all the stunt sequences were the major highlight of the film. Mohanlal won a much deserved Kerala State Award for his bravura performance in the movie.
Director of the movie, Bhadran in a recent interview recollected his memories while working in Sphadikam. He said, Sphadikam is undoubtedly his best movie with Mohanlal. All the actors did a fine performance.
The movie had a stellar star cast in Urvashi, Thilakan, Rajan P Dev, Sreeraman, Sphdikam George, KPAC Lalitha, Nedumudi Venu, Ashokan, Chippy, Silk Smith, Karamana Janardhanan etc.
Bhadran said that the movie had a solid screenplay, and that was the backbone of the movie. But the director said that the major attraction of the movie was the stunt sequences.
Sphadikam did not have the usual punch-block kind of stunts. Fight master Thyagarajan was not happy with that, but still the director insisted that the stunts should be more lively with fast movements.
Mohanlal did an amazing job, and the director said that apart from Mohanlal no one else in the country could carry out these stunts with such perfection.
Aadu Thoma’s “mund oori adi” is still very popular among the Keralites. Sphadikam is widely regarded as one of the best Malayalam commercial films. Mohanlal’s character Aadu Thoma is one of the most celebrated iconic characters in Mollywood.
Director Bhadran has also made some other movies with Mohanlal like Olympian Anthony Adam, Uncle Bun and Udayon