Suresh Gopi gets political

Suresh Gopi gets political

Reports have it that the film will take on every aspect of Kerala politics now -- and of course, there is enough in real life for filmmakers to feast on.



By Deepa Gauri

Published: Thu 18 Jun 2015, 9:03 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:46 PM

It was a political thriller that changed the fate of actor Suresh Gopi. The man, who endeared himself in several supporting roles, especially in Rajavinte Makan, and played the villain with elan, got a tremendous boost to his career with the film Thalasthanam, directed by Shaji Kailas.

Since then, the duo, supported by writer Renji Panicker, went on to make several blockbuster hits.

After Shaji Kailas went on record saying that his dream project of Mammootty and Mohanlal coming together fell apart because one of the actors refused to be part of it, he is now planning another strong comeback with Suresh Gopi.

The film is titled Samsthanam and Suresh Gopi plays a cop, Ravi Varman. Written by Rajesh Jayaraman, the film has three heroines and the usual horde of actors who have gain much adulation thanks to Shaji Kailas films including Vijayaragahavan, Siddique and Sai Kumar. For a change, the film will also have Renji Panicker acting in it.

For Suresh Gopi, the film can be the real catapult he needs to underline his star power. After playing the villain in Shankar’s magnum opus I, he went on to do some not-so-overpowering roles, and is more content being on TV and making political statements.

Samsthanam could be his big-buzz come-back. Reports have it that the film will take on every aspect of Kerala politics now – and of course, there is enough in real life for filmmakers to feast on.

Whether the Malayalam audience is ready again for bombastic dialogues and unabated action including some biting social commentary is anybody’s guess. Of late, the industry thrives on beating formula. But what will be even more interesting to note is how Suresh Gopi’s own political leanings might find expression in the movie.


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