Lying low for almost a decade, Manoj K. Jayan bounced back into an exciting career in Mollywood and Tollywood with his scintillating performance as the wily, ruthless tantric Digambaran in director Santosh Sivan's Ananthabhadram (2005), which earned him praise and accolades along with the best actor award from the Film Critics Association of Kerala. Today, he is acting in most of the Southern languages.
Now, Manoj K. Jayan has a meaty role in Chilambattam (Malayalam), directed by Aneesh Varma. Produced by Jithesh and Nitheesh under the banner of Click Media Arts, Chilambattam is scripted by Sudamsu. Music is scored by Kaithapram Visvwnathan. Sasi Rama Krishnan wields the camera. Cast members include Jagathy, Sai Kumar, Salim Kumar, T.G. Ravi, Kunchan, Meera Vasudev, Archana Menon, Meena Ganesh, Jeejo Surendran and others. The shoot will begin in Tenkasi soon.