From comedian to versatile actor: Suraj Venjaramoodu talks about his punch-packed roles
Mollywood actor Suraj Venjaramoodu has been mesmerising the audience as a versatile actor with his character roles in latest movies. Breaking his tag of a comedian, he has dared to try his luck in serious roles too proving his talent.
His latest movie Rajisha Vijayan-starrer ‘Finals’ is successfully running in theatres. The actor has opened up about his latest movie in an interview with Mathrubhumi.
Suraj played the role of Varghese master, an athletics coach, who is the father of Rajisha Vijayan’s character Alice. His character was widely appreciated by the critics as well as audience.
Claps in theatres means a lot
“I was lucky to have the opportunity to play different character roles in latest movies. I think the claps echoed in the theatres for my performance is the real national award. I am happy that these appreciations put an end to the questions over honouring a comedian like me with the national award,” said Suraj.
“The real turning point in my career was when people accepted me as an actor instead of a comedian,” he added.
Suraj surprised the audience with his stunning performance in ‘Thondimuthalim Driksakshiyum’, ‘Kuttanppillayude Sivarathri’, ‘Theevandi’, ‘Michael’ and ‘Oru Yamandan Prema Kadha’.
‘Varghese Master’ in Finals
I have long-time friendship with P. R. Arun, director of ‘Finals’. When he narrated the story to me, I found it really touching.
I found the character of Varghese master as a new one in my career. Many athletics coaches were associated with the movie. So I used to learn some mannerisms of my character by observing them, said Suraj.
Comedy is my life
Though Suraj has started to perform character roles, he is not ready to leave his forte, comic roles.
“Comedy is breath of my life. As my character roles got noticed, I am getting offers for more character roles. My upcoming movie ‘Vikrithi’ is a comedy film. But I am playing a serious role in this movie too,” Suraj noted.
He will be playing a throughout comic role in the upcoming movie ‘Android Kunjappan’.
Suraj Venjaramoodu is presently shooting for Prithviraj-starrer ‘Driving License’.