Mammootty in amazing form with the Kasargod slang in Puthan Panam
There are a very few actors who have a complete authority while speaking at various regional dialects. When we think of such actors, two names that instantly pop up are Mammootty and Kamal Haasan. They both have this amazing ability to deliver dialogues in any given slang with utmost perfection.
Let’s take the case of Mammootty, the veteran actor has aced in almost all the regional slangs in Kerala. Kottayam (Kottayam Kunjachan, Sangham), Thrissur (Pranchiyettan and the Saint), Kozhikode (Palerimanickyam Oru Pathira Kolapathakathinte Katha), Valluvandan (Valsalyam) and many other slangs in movies like Vidheyan, Amaram, Bus Conductor, Loud Speaker etc.
In his latest release Puthan Panam, Mammootty has tried his hand in the Kasargod slang and like always the actor is excellent with his dialogue delivery. In this movie directed by Ranjith, Mammootty is playing the character Nithyananda Shenoy who hails from the Kasargod region. The actor roped in award winning writer PV Shajikumar to help him with the dialogues and pronunciation.
PV Shajikumar, who is also the co-writer of the recent blockbuster Take Off, in a recent interview was all praise for Mammootty. He believes that it’s Mammootty’s dedication to learn the language that helped him to perfectly fit in the shoes of Nithyananda Shenoy.
Kasargod slang is not easily understandable to others. “While most people make fun of the Kasaragod slang dismissing that they don’t understand the language. But throughout the three months shoot and dubbing, Mammootty was like student who wanted to learn the language. He never made fun of the language but instead focussed on understanding the meaning and getting the diction right.”
Puthan Panam is running successfully in theatres. The movie explores about the current financial situation and the events post demonetisation in the country. It is produced by 3 Color Cinemas, a new production company jointly owned by Abraham Mathew, director Ranjith and actor Arun Narayanan.