‘I don’t compare myself with Prithvi’
Versatility. A word that has sort of lost its appeal with clichéd over-use these days! But with Indrajith it seems to be an exception. Examine his career graph, his growth, and take stock of the characters that he has portrayed on screen. You will accede to the fact that Indrajith is versatility personified, says Unni R Nair.
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Not that in versatility one could dare compare him with the likes of Kottarakara Sreedharan Nair and Bharath Gopi and Thilakan. Indrajit is too young for that, and has miles to go. But at his age, Indrajith - son of late actors Sukumaran and Mallika - and Prithviraj’s elder brother - has proved his mettle as a mellow performer, a word to use when compared to his peers, portraying all shades of characters, from comic to heroic to villainous, subtle, complex and rather simple ones, all with the same ease. Ask director VK Prakash why he chose Indrajith to play the protagonist when he adapted Hamlet on screen, and he says, “His eyes had it in them. His eyes told me he’s the apt person to play Hamlet.” Oomapenninu Uriyadapayyan, Meesha Madhavan, Classmates, Elsamma Enna Aankutty, Karmayogi, Ee Adutha Kaalathu - the characters he has potrayed in these films are unforgettable. Read on as the actor settles into a Q&A session with Unni R Nair…