I wandered a lot seeking opportunities even when rejected: Tovino
I entered cinema due to my passion. Everything including the opportunity to play hero were bonuses- the young Malayalam actor described his career in a nutshell. ‘Godha’, Mayaanadhi’, ‘Theevandi’, ‘Maradona’, ‘Oru Kuprasidha Payyan’, ‘Ente Ummante Peru’…Tovino has become a busy actor through so many successful movies.
Recently, audience have watched Tovino as young politician Jathin Ramdas in Mohanlal starrer ‘Lucifer’. Tovino’ upcoming movie is ‘Uyare’ scripted by Bobby-Sanjay and directed by debutant Manu Ashokan.
‘Uyare’ has a star-studded cast with Parvathy, Asif Ali and Tovino
It is my first movie with screenplay by Bobby & Sanjay. I am happy that I could act in a good movie along with actors like Parvathy and Asif Ali. Though I am acting in ‘Uyare’ and ‘Virus’ with Asif, there are no combination scenes. I have also acted with Parvathy in ‘Ennu Ninte Moideen’ and ‘Charlie’. We have combination scenes in ‘Uyare’ and ‘Virus’. I am also happy to be part of a movie which is produced by the daughters of veteran producer PV Gangadharan. Their father’s years of experience has certainly helped this movie.
About the character Vishal Rajasekharan in Uyare
Vishal Rajasekharan is the executive vice president of an airline company. Vishal is different from Bineesh in ‘Theevandi’, Ajayan in ‘Kuprasidha Payyan’ and Hameed in ‘Ente Ummante Peru’. A strong character who appears in a crucial moment of the movie and changes the direction of the plot.
Bobby and Manu Ashokan told me ‘Uyare’s story. I was impressed the first time itself. The role gives a lot to perform. The screenplay is the highlight of the movie. They have presented it in a beautiful way. Every actor is looking forward to different roles. In that way, I am so glad about Vishal.
Tovino Thomas has entered the list of top actors in Malayalam. How do you evaluate your consistent successes?
I have wandered a lot seeking opportunities and dreaming to become a hero. I continued my endeavours even when I was rejected. Now, I am happy when my movies become successful. I am praying that it happens in the future too.
I got a powerful role in ‘Lucifer’ even when I didn’t have combination scenes with Mohanlal. Mohanlal and Mammootty are books for the new actors. It is a matter of pride and joy to act with them.
‘Uyare’ by S Cube Films, Aashique Abu’s ‘Virus’ and Salim Ahammed’s ‘Oscar Goes To’ are the movies which will hit the theatres soon. Now, I am acting in ‘Kalki’ directed by Praveen Prabharam, chief associate of ‘Theevandi’.