Dileesh Pothan insists that his work should converse for him. And that has been an eloquent testimony to his capacity as an actor and director. Quickly, will probably be the flip of Dileesh, the actor, to be seen in Anwar Rashid’s Trance. Dileesh, as Avaraachan, will likely be within the firm of Fahadh Faasil with whom he has had reels of journey in Maheshinte Prathikaram and Thondimuthalam Driksakshiyum, each of which have been helmed by Dileesh and went on to win essential acclaim and overwhelming box-office success as properly.
“I’ve nice expectations about Trance. It has been within the making for 2 years and we shot in Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, locations in Kerala and in Mumbai. Until Avaraachan got here alongside, I had enacted characters that have been executed with in a single schedule. Then I moved to the subsequent one. Within the case of such schedules, it was simpler to remain in character. It’s for the primary time that I had spent such a very long time on one character,” says Dileesh, talking on telephone from Ernakulam.
He admits that sustaining the character graph when there have been lengthy intervals between the capturing proved to be a problem that he truly loved because it was a brand new expertise. So Dileesh took preparations to get into the pores and skin of the character after a break, and he would watch the earlier scenes to get a really feel of the story. “It was also helpful because I could see my character and make corrections if necessary. It is my first film with Anwar, with whom I have always wanted to work,” he provides.
Within the coming months, Dileesh will likely be seen in some much-anticipated movies equivalent to Malik, Pada, Kallan and Thangam. Dubbing has been accomplished for Mahesh Narayanan’s Malik and Kamal’s Pada. The dubbing of Kallan stays. The shoot of Thangam, scripted by Syam Pushkaran, begins later this 12 months.
Malik, says Dileesh, was one other novel expertise for him as he was enacting totally different ages of the identical character because the story coated twenty years. “That was my takeaway from Malik as my function ages on display screen from 35 to 65,” he says.
Admitting that he’s an actor who was co-opted to play sure roles on the final minute, Dileesh says it was his ardour for cinema that introduced him to tinsel city, and as long as he was studying and dealing in cinema, it didn’t matter whether or not he was assistant director, actor or affiliate director. “Sometimes, during a shoot, an actor might fail to turn up or there might be a need for an actor for a scene…. and then if the director asks me, I step in front of the camera,” he says modestly.
He bought seen in these transient roles in movies starting with Aashiq Abu’s Salt N’ Pepper and subsequent movies equivalent to Da Thadiya and 5 Sundarikkal. Finally, he moved on to extra vital characters. Sustaining that he was a director’s actor, Dileesh says with amusing that being a director himself has not bestowed on him any particular advantages whereas dealing with the digicam.
“On the contrary, I feel that it has chipped away some of my confidence as an actor. I find it difficult to direct myself in my films and so I avoid taking on any major roles in my films as I feel my judgement might be flawed,” explains Dileesh.
He views performing stints with totally different administrators as a studying expertise and says it is a chance to see at shut quarters how a director prepares an actor to breathe life into a personality. “For instance, while working with Anwar, I made the most of the opportunity to observe his style of work. I am curious to learn how a director deciphers a scene, how he uses music….It was the same with Sathyan Anthikad too, another director I always wanted to work with. Each director has his specific style,” elaborates Dileesh.
As a director, he depends upon his instinct and tries to think about a specific character in his thoughts and casts an individual that carefully resembles that character. “Once, that is done, I have no idea what I do, perhaps, someone has to observe me…,” he laughs. As a substitute of aping a director, Dileesh explains that he observes, assimilates after which falls again on his strengths when he’s working.
In relation to deciding on a topic for a movie, he says it’s matters that make us suppose that provides rise to a cinema. So, when there’s a topic that piques his curiosity, he discusses it together with his pals and, in consequence, there is perhaps tales or scenes that get developed. However, if, after a degree, he loses curiosity, the concept is discarded.
Since his earlier two movies did so properly, is he weighed down by expectations? “I always wanted to be a director. And I make films that I like. Making it big on the national scene or sweeping the box office are not the most important factors to make a film. I do not get excited about such things beyond a point. So a new film does not make me nervous. I am in no hurry to rush into one. But I am working towards it,” he explains.
He continues: “I understand that a box-office win is important from the point of view of business. It is important that an art form made by you is appreciated by people, that is every artist’s wish. But, all forms of art and films are not the same. I am not a magician to make films that will be appreciated or enjoyed by all. But each cinema, each angle, each perspective will be of a certain kind. So success does not scare me or make me nervous. It only gives me more confidence,” Dileesh says.