There is something interesting coming on the way for Jayaram fans. Reports suggest that his next film 'Satya' to be directed by Diphan, would be an action thriller.
We have seldom seen him in action/mass roles. Here are a few movies in which the actor tried doing roles with some mass appeal.
Randam Varavu (1990)
This film directed by K Madhu was released in the year 1990 and had Jayaram playing the role of a Pilot. The film was on the line of a revenge drama and had the actor in an action mode.
This film is more of a comedy entertainer. But if we take a close look, the role of Hareendran from this film is one the best mass characters that the actor has done so far. The film was a big success at the box-office.
Ivar had many specialities associated with the film. The film was entirely shot using steadicam and was hailed for its technical brilliance. Jayaram appeared as an undercover Police Officer in this gangster movie. The film failed at the box office.
Mayilattam was a mix of both, as it had Jayaram in two different roles. One role was that of a simple village guy and the another one with a negative shade and mass appeal. The film was a box-office success.
Thiruvambadi Thamban (2012)
Much was expected from this film directed by M Padmakumar. Jayaram did look extremely good in the mass look and he went on to give a good performance. But a lagging first half did spoil the chances of the film to make it big in the box office.
Sir CP (2015)
Although tagged as a family entertainer, this film had portions where the makers had tried to portray Jayaram in a mass avatar, with some punch dialogues and action sequences. The attempt failed badly as the movie flopped at the box office.
The script of Diphan's 'Satya' has been written by renowned scenarist A K Sajan. Renowned actress Nikita Thukral will be seen in an importan role in this film.
Most of the times we have seen Jayaram donning the hat of a family man. He is best identified with down-to-earth characters which made him hugely popular among family audiences.
He has been less successful in action/mass films. Many of the times, we have seen the scripts of the films letting him down, even if the actor goes on to do a good job.
His upcoming release is 'Aadupuliyaattam', directed by Kannan Thaamarakkulam. The actor shed nearly 10 Kilos for the character and we can see him in a new look altogether, sporting a stylish beard.
Well, let's wait for his 'Aadupuliyaattam' and 'Satya' and hope that he would be back with a bang with different kinds of roles.