The routine in Malayalam cinema to get the viewers in splits with the slapstick circus from the comedy gang seems to be a thing of the past now. These days, serious actors like Biju Menon and Baburaj does the honours.
Biju Menon, who has been doing serious roles for quite some years now, perhaps got his funny bone approved by the viewers after his role as a wealthy planter in Seniors. His drinking, fights with his young son and the ‘flirty ways’ worked big time in the film and he has become a necessary ingredient in every big movie that is being made of late.
Baburaj has been the quintessential baddie on screen for almost two decades, who directed two not so great films. But it all changed with Salt N’ Pepper, in which his character, a cook, had people laughing their lungs out.
The duo has virtually taken away the spot enjoyed by the conventional comedians. The two added tremendously to the success of Ordinary recently and the next in line could be Mayamohini, releasing this Saturday.
Dileep plays Biju Menon’s wife in Mayamohini and Baburaj is seen flirting around her, in the film’s promos. Well, with the promos becoming a rage with the viewers, it could set the cash registers ringing. What do you say?