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Puzhu: Mammootty says his character with negative shade in Puzhu is different from Vidheyan

Mammootty plays a tyrannical landlord named Bhaskara Pattelar in the 1994 drama directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan

  • Akshay Krishna

Last Updated: 03.41 PM, May 10, 2022

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Puzhu: Mammootty says his character with negative shade in Puzhu is different from Vidheyan

Mammootty in a still from Puzhu

There are not many stars in the Malayalam film industry who can pull off a character with a negative shade with the charisma that Mammootty can. The actor, who will once again essay a character with a dark shade in the upcoming film Puzhu, has said that it will be different from his character from the classic, Vidheyan.

In an interview with The Cue, Mammootty was asked whether his role in Puzhu will have a completely negative role as he has done in the past in Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s Vidheyan. “The character from Puzhu is nothing like the character from Vidheyan”, said Mammootty. “He has no connections to Patelar (from Vidheyan). The character in Puzhu used to be an IPS officer”, the actor added.

The legend also said that one will understand the character's justification after watching the film and that his justification might not be the same for everyone else. He further added that the movie could have the audience discussing the character.

Mammootty has played negative shades in a number of movies in a career spanning over five decades but his portrayal of Bhaskara Patelar in Adoor’s Vidheyan helped the actor bag the National Film Award for Best Actor. Patelar was a tyrannical and aggressive landlord in the film which explored a master-slave relationship. 

The intense thriller is directed by first time director Ratheena. Puzhu also becomes Mammootty’s first movie to have a direct-to-OTT release. The film also features Vasudev Sajeesh, Parvathy Thiruvothu and Indrans in important roles. 

Exploring a complicated father-son relationship, the movie is set to premiere on Sony LIV on May 13.

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