Sathyan Anthikad’s choice of unconventional actors in recent times
Malayalam cinema of late has witnessed the rise of many natural and unrefined actors. Some of the movies in the recent past have rewritten the norms associated with a cine actor. In the past, only actors with the conventional good looks and those who did the do-gooder roles were accepted by the majority audience.
But now the trend has changed. People have started to accept and appreciate actors regardless of their looks and background. Now it all comes down to how good their performance is while playing that particular character.
Sathyan Anthikad, one of the senior most directors in Mollywood currently, in a recent interview picked six unconventional actors of his choice.
Sunny Wayne in Ann Maria Kalipilanu, Shivaji Guruvayoor in Jomonte Suvisheshangal, Manikandan Achari in Kammattipadam, Sarath Kumar and Sinoj Varghese in Angamaly Diaries and Soubin Shahir were his picks.
Sunny Wayne’s performance as Poombatta Gireesh in Ann Maria Kalipilanu earned him widespread appreciation. The movie gave him a big break after a series of duds while playing the lead roles.
Shivaji Guruvayoor in Sathyan Anthikad’s Jomonte Suvisheshangal played the role of a loyal and trusted friend of Mukesh’s character Vincent in the movie. Though it was a brief role, his performance was praiseworthy.
Manikandan Achari won the award for the second best actor of the State in his debut movie itself. His performance as Balan in Rajeev Ravi’s Kammattipadam was undoubtedly one of the best ever from a debutant. He owned a space of his own in the movie despite the presence of actors like Dulquer Salmaan and Vinayakan.
Sarath Kumar, a theatre artist, garnered praise from all corners for his tremendous performance as Appani Ravi in Angamaly Diaries. His appearance was exactly the opposite of a typical antagonist. He did not have the ripped physique or size that we normally expect from a filmy villain. Sarath with his impeccable performance showed that physical appearance is never a factor for a talented actor. He is a highly promising talent and surely has a bright career ahead.
Sinoj Varghese was the dim witted Kunjoottan in Angamaly Diaries. His comic timing was excellent in the movie and his song ‘Chayakkada kaara’ has been trending virally in social media pages.
Soubin Shahir over the past few has proven himslef as a good actor. His style of spontaneous humour is a trend among the youngsters. Crispin of Maheshinte Prathikaram and Premam’s PT Sir are two of his most famous characters.