There are few other actors in the younger lot who have created an impact like he has done, with his variety of characters played on screen. Yes, we are talking about Fahadh Faasil, who never seems to go wrong with his brilliance while performing. If you have any doubts, watch his latest release, Varathan, where he unleashes another terrific performance.
It’s nothing new for the actor though. Fahadh was so convincing as a doctor with a roving eye in Diamond Necklace, as a soft spoken band player in Amen, as a local photographer in Maheshinte Prathikaram, a diplomat in Take Off or a petty criminal who is caught while snatching a chain in Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum.
Fahadh is currently busy with Anwar Rasheed’s Trance, Sathyan Anthikkad’s Njan Prakashan and Madhu C Narayanan’s Kumbalangi Nights.
In a brief chat with sify.com, Fahadh Faasil talks about his films and more:
Your latest release, Varathan, has got a splendid welcome. What attracted you to the story?
Varathan literally means an outsider. When a person who is born and brought up here stays somewhere else for a certain period and come back, he becomes an outsider. I feel it is unfair. Of course, in the movie it happens within a timeline and at a set place. Well, that is my understanding of the film.
You are doing films like Njan Prakashan, Trance and Kumbalangi Nights now.
Yes, all those films are at various stages of production and I am excited about them, though I can’t talk more about those films.
You are regarded as a powerhouse performer and your characters are so real. Do you have any references while doing characters like say, the chain snatcher Prasad in Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum?
As an actor you are actually creating a character and I enjoy that process. You observe people and become a listener. Even then, there have been some references that I have used while doing certain characters. Rasool in Annayum Rasoolum had some shades of one of my cousins. Prakashan from Njan Prakshan is a friend of mine.
How was the Velaikkaaran experience, which was your first film other than Malayalam?
I thoroughly enjoyed shooting for Velaikkaaran and I made a great friend during the process, Sivakarthikeyan. Also, it was wonderful working with director Mohan Raja. I have not seen a director who takes so much effort to get things the best way possible.
How was it working with director Thiagarajan Kumararaja in your forthcoming Tamil film, Super Deluxe?
Oh, it was absolutely mind blowing. In fact, it was his Aaranya Kaandam, which I watched at the cinemas with Vineeth Sreenivasan, that gave me confidence to become an actor after returning from US. That film gave me the courage to do Chappa Kurishu.