No other character has got me such widespread appreciation in recent times: Biju Menon on Ayyappanum Koshiyum
‘Ayyappanum Koshiyum’ is enjoying a good run in theatres across Kerala. The film directed by Sachy has been received well by the critics and the commoners alike. It is the performance of the two lead actors, Prithviraj and Biju Menon, that is the film’s backbone. In a recent interview, Biju Menon said that no other character in recent times has got him such widespread appreciation. He has been getting so many calls from fans and well wishers post the film’s release.
‘Ayyappanum Koshiyum’ is basically the story of the two titular characters – Ayyappan Nair, a soon-to-retire policeman and Koshy Kurian, a retired havildar. It primarily revolves around the conflict between them. Though the plot might sound very thin, it is an intricately woven tale of revenge with a lot of important socio-political issues addressed.
Both Koshiy Kurian and Ayyappan Nair are extremely opposite characters who do things on their own terms. Ayyappan Nair is easily Biju Menon’s best character in recent times and the actor has performed it tremendously well. He is a veteran cop with an unblemished record and is revered by the local community. It is in the second half of the film, that the monster within him is woken up.
In the interview, Biju Menon said that it was easy to get into the skin of a policeman as he his father was a cop. The climax fight involving the two actors is one of the most riveting and violent action sequences in recent memory. It is learnt that the 50-year-old Biju Menon performed all the stunts by himself without the help of dupes. All the dedication and the efforts put forward by the actor has really paid off and he truly deserves all the praise that has been coming his way post the film’s release.