The Malayalam actor, who lately received the Kerala State Award for Finest Actor, appears again at his profession to this point and the type of characters he needs to play sooner or later
Suraj Venjaramoodu is in the course of a shoot for Jana Gana Mana along with his Driving Licence co-star Prithviraj Sukumaran, when he obtained the information that he has bagged the fiftieth Kerala State Movie Award for the Finest Actor.
Talking over cellphone from Kochi, Suraj agrees that 2019 was certainly a very good 12 months for him with respect to taking part in characters and the following box-office successes. He provides that the characters written for him have been difficult and helped him stand out. The Kerala State Movie Award for his efficiency in Android Kunjappan Model 5.2 and Vikruthi, is the crowning glory for an actor who got here up the onerous manner.
“Each the movies and my characterswere appreciated. That in itself is an award. Now, the State award has come as a bonanza and doubled my pleasure. It feels good when one’s onerous work is recognised. It’s a duty that’s positioned on you to higher your self and show your self to be worthy of that award,” says Suraj.
After having essayed a number of comical characters, Suraj says he longed for characters with substance; those that will make a distinction. “It is just now that I’ve begun to get the type of roles I had all the time wished for!”
Suraj wished to play the character of Bhaskara Poduval in Android Kunjappan when he heard the thread of the story throughout a programme in Canada almost a 12 months in the past. “The casting was executed. But, I couldn’t assist pondering how great it could be if I may play the cranky octogenarian Poduval. Mahesh Narayanan was alleged to direct this well-knit film a few cantankerous father and his caring son,” he recollects.
Finally, there have been some modifications and scenarist Ratheesh Balakrishnan Poduval got here on board because the director. “I used to be in Thiruvananthapuram for my father’s funeral. Round that point, my producer Santhosh T Kuruvilla known as me to ask if I’d step into the position of Poduval. As quickly as I heard just a few scenes of the script, I replied within the affirmative,” recollects Suraj, making no try and masks the glee in his voice.
In Vikruthi, Suraj performs Eldho, who has listening to and speech impairments. By the way, in each movies, Suraj and Soubin Shahir are the lead actors. He ended his 2019 run with Driving Licence, which was an enormous success on the field workplace.
Throughout the lockdown, Suraj was among the many few actors who managed to finish two movies: Sunil Ibrahim’s Roy and Jeo Child’s The Nice Indian Kitchen, through which he groups along with his Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum actor, Nimisha Sajayan.
The lengthy shot
Winner of three State Awards for the Finest Comic, Suraj has come a great distance from the time when he was used to lighten the temper of a movie by doing slapstick comedy. Even whereas doing the routine acts, he requested administrators he was acquainted with, to present him one thing that’s completely different.
In 2013, he received the Nationwide Award for his poignant efficiency in Dr Biju’s Perariyathavar, the place he performed a personality from the marginalised group. “Nonetheless, what was unhappy was that many didn’t watch the movie in theatres. Even lots of my well-wishers may need puzzled how and why I obtained the Nationwide Award since they missed it. Their doubts have been set to relaxation with a few scenes in Abrid Shine’s Motion Hero Biju (2016), through which I performed Pavithran, which was far faraway from the characters I had essayed up till then,” says Suraj.
That small position did the trick and since then, Suraj has change into the Mr Reliable.“At current, I’m attempting to pick out characters that excite me. I really feel that if my work excites me and makes me ship my greatest, then it ought to, hopefully, entertain viewers as effectively,” he says.