Dileep, the 'Janapriyanayakan' of Mollywood, is celebrating his 48th birthday today (October 27, 2016). Over the years, he has won the hearts of the Malayalam movie audiences with the good number of family entertainers that the actor has provided.
He has etched a special place in the minds of the family audiences. Most of the times, the actor has been associated to entertainers. But, he is one such actor, who has immense amount of untapped talent in him and is capable of doing versatile roles.
He has done some variety roles with perfection, which probably didn't receive the deserved appreciation. Here, we list the 5 most underrated performances of Dileep. Read on..
Gopinatha Menon In Kathavasheshan
By far, this is one of the most underrated performances of the actor. The film came in at a time when Dileep was ruling the industry as the hero of entertainers. The role of Gopinatha Menon was safe in the hands of Dileep and you definitely need to watch this film to know the untapped abilities of the actor in him.
Shanthanu In Arike
Arike, directed by Shyamaprasad, had Dileep in the role of a researcher named Shanthanu. The role is definitely one of the best in Dileep's career so far. The character wasn't a complicated one and the actor had to display some subtle emotions, without going overboard. Dileep, did that with ease. Check out the climax sequence of the film to know the brilliance of the actor.
Aravindan In Chakkaramuthu
While his performance in films like Chanthupottu, Kunjikoonan etc., are talked about quite often, most of the critics have turned a blind eye towards his phenomenal performance in the film Chakkaramathu. Dileep got in to the skin of the character and handled comedy and emotions with ease.
Josutty In Life Of Josutty
His role of Josutty from the film travels through different phases of life. It is always difficult for an actor to look convincing in such roles. But, Dileep pulled off the role with ease. The actor definitely deserved an applause for the performance in the film.
Roopesh Nambiar In Love 24×7
The film, despite of being a good one couldn't make it big at the box office. The character of Roopesh Nambiar played by Dileep in the film is one of the most realistic roles played by the actor in the recent times. The actor was cent percent convincing as a journalist and gave a controlled and matured performance.
Ajith Thomas In Calcutta News
Calcutta News wasn't a big box office success. But, Dileep portrayed the role of a journalist named Ajith Thomas, with perfection. The character was quite different from the ones that he used to do in those days but still, he managed to cakewalk through the role.
Most of the films from the above list couldn't make it big at the box office. But, the above films, did show, how versatile an actor Dileep is. Recently, the actor was seen in internationally acclaimed film-maker Adoor Gopalakrishnan's film Pinneyum, in which the actor handled a very different role.
The actor would be next seen in the upcoming film Georgettan's Pooram, in which the actor would be seen in the title role. The film is expected to hit the theatres during the Christmas season.