Priyadarshan has made a grand comeback to Malayalam films with his most recent film Oppam, which has Mohanlal in the lead role. The film has emerged as a big blockbuster and is one of the biggest hits of his career.
But, before Oppam, the director did go through a
tumultuous phase of his life, especially when his family life was
shattered after his divorce with Lissy.
Priyadarshan, in a recent interview given to popular magazine
Vanitha, opened up the tough times that he had in those days. The
director stated that he was even unable to identify the films that
he directed. He explained about one of the incidents that happened
during the shooting days of Oppam.
Mohanlal was in his caravan watching a Malayalam film. It was
then, that Priyadarshan came in to meet him. Priyadarshan, after
watching certain scenes of the film, felt like he had watched the
The director asked Mohanlal which movie it was, as he was unable
to identify it. It was Mohanlal, who later reminded him that it he
was watching Priyadarshan's film, Aamayum Muyalum.
Well, the director was written-off completely by many critics, as well. But, with Oppam he has bounced back and proved that he is still in the business.