Mohanlal in Drishyam – A Masterclass in Subtle acting
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Mohanlal has built a career out of performances that are restrained and subtle to the point that he mostly doesn’t give away an inch than what a character actually needs. Georgekutty in the second half of Drishyam has to keep a lot of things to himself. He cannot afford to be expressive and give out to others on what is going through his mind. Only he knows what is his next move.
One of Cinema’s most beautiful aspects is when the margin between the character on screen and the actor who portrays it becomes so narrow that the audience feels both are one. Mohanlal, thanks to his years of rich experience, gets into the skin of Georgekutty in Drishyam, perhaps like only he can.
When we discuss Mohanlal’s best performances in last one or two decades, most other movies come up. But his work in Drishyam is mostly overlooked. A look through the fine nuances in what is my favorite Mohanlal performance of last 15 years.
‘Namuku gramangalil chennu rapaarkam , athikalathu munthirithoppukalil poyi munthirivalli thalirthu poovidukayum mathalanarakam pookukkayum cheytho ennu nokkaam…’ Solomon (Mohanlal) tells Sofia (Shari) this and asks her to check Bible for the rest of the lines. A proposal in Malayalam cinema has never been so beautiful before or after. Padmarajan’s 1986 movie – ‘Namukku Parkkan Munthiri Thoppukal’ […]
Malayalam Cinema had a great 2016. It saw the rise of some young talented film makers, record breaking blockbusters, impressive scripts and memorable performances. Here is a look at 12 things that perhaps struck us most as the year ends (P.S – they are in no specific order) Oppam’s thrilling interval block – Mohanlal takes few […]
On Dec 18th 2013, Mohanlal has had four flops in that year .Drishyam’s trailer had nothing exciting in it and was not a movie that everyone really looked forward to. On Dec 19th 2013, Drishyam releases. At the end of the movie, when Mohanlal walks out of the police station , everyone stood up and […]