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Gokul Suresh on working with Suresh Gopi in Paappan: There was an element of magical realism that I enjoyed

The father-son duo will be seen sharing screen space for the first time in Joshiy’s crime drama, which is set to hit theatres in July

  • OTTplay Team

Last Updated: 07.58 AM, Jun 23, 2022

Gokul Suresh on working with Suresh Gopi in Paappan: There was an element of magical realism that I enjoyed
Suresh Gopi, Kaniha and Gokul Suresh in a still from Paappan

There are several reasons to cheer for Malayalam actor Gokul Suresh in the coming weeks. His film Sayanna Varthakal, which has been long delayed, is finally gearing up for release this week and his father Suresh Gopi’s much-anticipated movie Paappan will see him and the veteran superstar share screen space for the first time ever.

In an interview with The Cue, Gokul opened up about working with his father for the Joshiy directorial, which is a crime drama scripted by RJ Shaan. Talking about his experience on the sets of the film, which will hit theatres in July, Gokul said that he hasn’t visited to too many sets of his father’s films. “So, Paappan was the first film where I got to observe him as a character,” he said.

The actor said that because they were playing two characters in the movie, there was that freedom between the duo. “He would behave with me like how his character (Abraham Mathew Maathan) would with Michael. There was that magical realism that I enjoyed. I remembered the dialogues and so, I only had to emote which I did with the sole aim of not wanting to disappoint Joshiy sir,” said the actor.

On working with Joshiy and Suresh Gopi, who have been part of several superhits over the years such as Pathram and Lelam, Gokul said, “I didn’t want to waste their time. I just wanted to be done with my scenes and leave the frame as soon as the shot was over.” There were times that he would watch his father perform and wonder how he was doing all of that, Gokul mentioned.

Talking about Sayanna Varthakal, which is directed by Arun Chandu, Gokul said that it was a film that he had picked after listening to over 2000 scripts as it appealed to him a lot. The film, which also has Dhyan Sreenivasan, is a project that he had enjoyed working on as it contributed a lot to his growth and self-discovery as an actor, he concluded.