cinematographer-filmmaker recently criticized Mohanlal's movie
selection skills, in the recent interview given to a popular
Malayalam film magazine. Venu stated that he has no clue why
Mohanlal did some particular films in his career.
He also feels that Mohanlal tends to be overly dramatic in
certain films; which is absolutely heartbreaking. It could be the
fault of the directors, who fails to make use of his talents to the
But Mohanlal is also equally responsible. Being one of the best
actors of the country, Mohanlal should focus more on his selection
of movies and directors. Actors like him has a responsibility
towards the audience and industry, he continued to say.
When it comes to the looks and voice, Venu feels that Mohanlal
is just an average individual. His biggest boon is his highly
expressive eyes and that helps him to connect with the audience.
Mohanlal is just a magic in front of the camera.
Venu handled the cinematography for some of the Mohanlal starrer
classic movies; including Namukku Parkkan Munthiri
Thoppukal and Manichitrathazhu. The duo last
joined the hands for Ranjith directed social
The cinematographer recently made a comeback into filmmaking,
with the Mammootty starrer highly acclaimed movie Munnariyippu. Venu is planning to
direct his next movie with Mohanlal and the scripting is in the