In an interview with OTTPlay, the Falimy actor said that better humour can come from well-written material.
Jagadish in Bro Daddy | Photo: Hotstar/ Screengrab
In an interview with OTTPlay, actor Jagadish discussed the difficulties of performing comedy and how audiences' perceptions of humour are evolving. "I think that being a comic requires intelligence. While any other genre can be written or developed in a comparatively easy manner, comedy is difficult because it requires a natural ability on the part of the artist before it can impact the audience, he said.
The Falimy actor went on to say that while it might be simpler to make viewers laugh, it can be harder to make them cry. "A comedian needs to be able to incorporate verbal improvisations and quirky actions just the right amount to keep the audience laughing. An inorganic joke never looks good and never leaves an impression on the audience,” he added.
He said that better humour can come from well-written material. "The directors and screenplay writers deserve all the credit for all the comedic roles I have played," he remarked.
Jagadish added that, over time, audiences' perceptions of humour have also evolved. "It is challenging to impress the audience with anything these days due to the shift in lifestyle. Particularly with the rise of numerous OTT platforms, they are impatient and do not accept any outdated content," he continued.
When the actor first started acting, people used to ask him if he could not play serious roles, particularly as a real-life professor. "I believed my profession remained unaffected by the roles I played. In the meantime, I used to hear the parents of my students commenting, "You know, even though he plays comedic roles on screen, he is a college lecturer." That is a compliment," he remarked.
Through his comedic roles, Jagadish claimed to have been able to establish a place in the hearts of Malayali audiences. The actor continued, "I would love working on more of these characters."
His most recent movie, Neru, which came out on December 21, is getting excellent reviews. Leading actors Mohanlal, Priyamani, Anaswara Rajan, Sidhique, and Santhi Mayadevi are in the Jeethu Joseph-directed courtroom drama.