Sibi Malayil about Mohanlal’s performance in Kireedam and Sadayam
Legendary filmmaker Sibi Malayil has helmed some of the all time classics in Malayalam cinema with Mohanlal like Kireedam, His Highness Abdulla, Dasharatham, Sadayam, Kamaladalam and Chenkol. Recently, during a media interaction the director shared his experiences working with Mohanlal during the shoot of Sadayam and Kireedam.
Sibi Malayil said, “During the climax shoot of Kireedam, there is a scene where Sethu Madhavan is sitting near a pillar after deciding to kill the villain, Kireekadan Jose. His life is vanishing in front of him. Mohanlal said he wanted to chew . It is a situation where people become eccentric. I can only describe it as a rare moment. That is an instance where we can realize the mental change in someone.”
“Similarly there is a scene in Sadayam where Mohanlal’s character Sathyanathan decides to kill the children. We shot the scene in 3-4 nights. Before the climax I explained the scene to Mohanlal. I told him the character’s mental state is in jitters. He is an abnormal state of mind. Then on the next day when we started to shoot the scene, I could see a teary glow in his eyes. He did not need any glycerine or preparations for the scene. We can see such things only in Mohanlal’s movies.”
While Mohanlal won the Nationl award in the special jury category for his performance in Kireedam, he missed the award on a whisker for Sadhayam. Both the movies had the actor in fine form showing the magical acting prowess that only he possesses.