How far would the actors go to make a particular character believable? Well, we have many examples to show that the actors of Malayalam film industry are ready to put in that extra effort for a character.
Considering the fact that the film industry is more about glitz and glamour, it wouldn't be wrong for one to think that the actors won't be ready to go de-glam for films. But, it hasn't been the case with Malayalam film industry, where our lead actors have opted to go de-glam to look cent-percent convincing as a character.
Take a look at some of the Malayalam actors, who opted to go de-glam for films..
Mammootty In Mrigaya
Well, Mammootty was purely unrecognizable in Mrigaya, in which he portrayed the role of Vaarunni. The actor had to go de-glam to look convincing as the character and he was cent percent successful in that.
Dileep In Kunjikoonan
Well, Kunjikoonan had Dileep in dual roles and the actor had to shed his glamour for the character named Kunjan, who is a hunchback in the movie. Without any qualms, the actor did so and the result was a pretty good one.
Jayasurya In Trivandrum Lodge
Jayasurya is one such Malayalam actor, who is ready to undergo any kind of change, for a character that demands it. In the 2012 film Trivandrum Lodge, the actor portrayed the role of a guy who is low in self-esteem. The actor opted for a complete image makeover by going de-glam.
Revathi In Kakkothikaavile Apooppanthaadikal
Revathi acted in Kakkothikkavile Apooppan Thaadikal during the peak time of her acting career. She got to play the lead role in this film, which the actress did with perfection. The actress had to play the role of a gypsy girl and hence had to go de-glam.
Bhavana In Nammal
Not many would have dared to take up a role like the one in the film, as an acting debut. Nammal, was Bhavana's first role in films and she got play the character of a girl from the slums.
Asif Ali In Ordinary
Asif Ali had to sport a rugged, dirty look for his character in the film Ordinary. Despite being at the peak of his career, the actor opted to play this role, which had negative shades associated with it.
In fact, it is actor Mammootty who has experimented with looks, for the maximum number of times. Apart from Mrigaya, the actor did go de-glam for his roles in films like Ponthanmada, Sooryamanasam, Karuthapakshikal etc. Each time he takes up such a task, he manages to pull it off successfully.
Reportedly, Prithviraj would be sporting an entirely different look for his upcoming film Aadujeevitham. In fact, the character that he is set to play for the film, would definitely demand the actor to go de-glam for the film.