From his debut in Oomappenninu Uriyadappayyan to the recent Tiyaan, Indrajith has come a long way. The actor has proved on multiple occasions that he is capable of handling any role -- be it a villain, comedian, or a charming lover - with equal ease. His new film, Mohanlal, directed by Sajid Yahiya, just came out on Saturday, and it sees him once again doing a comedic role after a short gap.
In a chat with Express, Indrajith says he has special affinity for comedy: “It's been a while since I’ve done a light-hearted role. Comedy is a genre I very much enjoy working in. The last time I did a comedy was Amar Akbar Anthony, and I wanted to do something like that again. When I saw the script of Mohanlal, I fell in love with it immediately and said yes.”
When asked about the character he is playing in the film, he says, “Well, my character is called Sethumadhavan (named after Mohanlal's character in Kireedam). He is a bank employee and is married to Manju Warrier's character, Meenukutty. These two were childhood friends and got married after they grew up. She is an ardent fan of Mohanlal and Sethu shares her adoration for the superstar too."
Indrajith added that though the film's promos give off the impression that Manju's character will be the main focus, it’s not really a women-centric film: “This is the story of a husband and wife, and their relationship is the focal point of the film. So we can't say that one is given more preference over the other. They both are given equal importance. Meenukutty is obsessed with Lalettan movies, and Sethu got married to Meenu in the hope that her obsession will subside after a while, but things don’t work as expected. There comes a time when her obsession threatens to sabotage their relationship.”
Surprisingly, the actor did not watch any Mohanlal film to prepare himself for this role. “No. I didn't do anything like that. It was a spontaneous thing. I was working with what I knew already”, says Indrajith.