The Sivaji villain Suman was impressive when he played perfect foil to superstar Rajnikanth. Now he is playing villain to Malayalam megastar Mammootty in Hariharan's epic Pazhaasi Raja.
Suman is playing the role of the arch villain Pazhaiveetan Chandu in Pazhassi Raja, and is pitted against Mammootty and Sarath Kumar in the film. Suman a black belt holder studied Kalaripayattu (sword fencing Kerala style) for the film under experts from the famous C.V.N Kalari. The noted stunt man Thyagarajan Master is the action director of the film and he was very impressed with Suman's scenes.
Says Suman: " It is an honour to work with Malayalam's best known script director M.T.Vasudevan Nair and internationally reputed director like Hariharan. In Malayalam the script is of paramount interest, and even though I'm doing a character with shades of grey in Pazhaasi Raja, my role is well etched and gives me an opportunity to perform along with an artist of Mammookka's calibre."
Pazhassi Raja is the costliest Malayalam film ever made and is being produced by Gokulam Gopalan. The shooting of the film is now going on in Kanjhangad and other areas in North Malabar.