was criticism against Sureshgopi's latest cop tale Ayudham directed
by Nishad, saying veteran actor Thilakan's role as a Chief Minister
(Madhavan) in the film is strikingly similar to Kerala Chief
Minister V.S. Achuthanandan in style and flavour and the actor has
mimicked the Communist leader.
However, Thilakan denied these allegations and said during a
meet-the-press programme at the Thiruvananthapuram Press Club on
Sunday that the resemblance of his character to V.S. Achuthanandan
in the movie was unintentional. He said that he was just playing a
Chief Minister"s role.
"Mimicry is an
insult. I am an actor. I have only played the role of the Chief
Minister in the movie. Since I have not been a Chief Minister
myself, I learned by observing the style and mannerisms of V.S. on
TV, so it is possible some of his characteristic style has
influenced my character in the movie," Thilakan said. Director
Nishad was also present in the meet to respond to queries from the
Ayudham tells about Hrishikesh IPS (Suresh Gopi) investigating a
series of blasts that rocked a peaceful coastal village named
Vilayam. Bharathy, who became a sensation in Tamil film industry
with Ammuvagiya Naan, enters the Malayalam industry as the female
lead. Also in the cast are Karthika, Jagathy, Rajan P. Dev, Bala,
Aadhitya, Keerikkadan Jose, Baburaj, Sidheesh, Biju Pappan, Seema,
Suvarna, Urmila Unni and Shivaji Guruvayoor.