I was waiting for an opportunity like Varathan for a long time: Sharafudheen
Fahadh Faasil’s latest outing Varathan continues to do well in theatres. This Amal Neerad directorial is a stylishly shot revenge drama. Releasing on last Thursday, the movie opened to largely positive reviews from the critics. Word of mouth in social medias has been good so far and is helping to pull more audience to theatres. The movie is expected to continue its successful run in the coming weeks as well.
While the lead actors, Fahadh and Aishwarya Lekshmi have delivered what was expected of them, it is actors like Sharafudheen and Vijileesh who have pulled off a real surprise with their performance. The former especially is remarkable while portraying the film’s prime antagonist, Josey K Baby. The actor is getting appreciation from all corners for what is undoubtedly his career-best performance.
In a recent interview, Sharafudheen opened up about how long he had been waiting for an opportunity like this. He considers acting in an Amal Neerad film as a big achievement. He has been a huge fan of the director ever since Big B. During the initial days of Varathan’s shoot, Sharaf was a bit tensed but the director made it comfortable. Due credits to Amal Neerad also for breaking the stereotypes and offering Sharaf a character out of his comfort zone.
Post the success of his character ‘Girirajan Kozhi’ in ‘Premam’, Sharafudheen has mostly been getting comedy roles. Glimpses of his caliber were seen earlier this year in Venu’s Carbon and Jeethu Joseph’s Aadhi. Both the films had him playing the hero’s friend’s role, but they were unlike the goofy sidekick roles. In Carbon, even with the limited screentime he manages to leave a mark.
With the unanimous appreciation for his performance in Varathan, Sharafudheen is expected to bag some meaty roles in upcoming projects.