In an adrenaline-pumping, machismo-dripping motion film, a infantile character appears like a misfit. However when a grumpy-faced Govind walks into the scene hesitantly, pushed by his nagging mom, the viewers immediately takes a liking for him. That he might evoke laughter in his introduction scene in Kalki makes Dheeraj Denny proud. Govind, the wannabe scientist who’s pressured to decide on a cop’s profession, for Dheeraj, is a life-defining function. “That too, with Tovi,” he exclaims.
Tovi, his cousin, for the remainder of the world, is Tovino Thomas, the younger tremendous star.
Appearing with somebody he grew up with is a humongous, thrilling second, however what Dheeraj hadn’t anticipated was that earlier than digicam, Tovino can be a distinct individual. “There may be this scene the place I needed to clarify to him the background of the antagonists. I needed to converse as Tovi simply listened. However once I began talking, I might see that he was fiercely staring into my eyes in a approach he hadn’t checked out me earlier than. I stammered and forgot my strains,” he laughs, recalling that he needed to take a break for a while to relax.
Kalki, although many consider, just isn’t Dheeraj’s debut film. His first was Y, during which he performed a metro-based techie, after which he was seen as a politician in Himalayathile Kashmalan, each low-budget movies starring newbies. His third, by the way, has turn into his first large break. Flashing his dimples, the charming Dheeraj simply carried on his shoulders a naïve character, of a policeman who invents stuff and makes blunders, leading to mishaps. Those that have watched the Praveen Prabharam directorial would bear in mind the hilarious gasoline cylinder scene – that was his first tryst with Govind. Dheeraj says, “Throughout the audition, I used to be requested to enact the scene and once I did, all of them laughed and informed me I might carry out the cuteness and hilarity the scene demanded. After which, I used to be briefed about Govind, the youngest among the many 5 civil law enforcement officials. Every cop had distinct traits and mine was the one which stood out amongst them.”
When he was informed that it was KPAC Lalitha who would act as Govind’s mom, Dheeraj was excited, “That was the happiest day in my life! To behave alongside a genius expertise pool like her was surreal for me. In a single scene, I might even shake a leg together with her. You’ll be able to see that I’m laughing all through. I used to be taken abruptly by her power.”
Dheeraj labored on the sheepish grin of Govind, whose physique language, he says, is impressed from Invoice Gates. “I watched his interviews, noticed his drooped shoulders and gestures, gave it a twist and developed a method of my very own. Once I offered this to scriptwriter Suvin (Ok.Varkey), he added his recommendations. Thus Govind got here to my life,” says the Aluva-based actor, who goes on and on about his encouraging Kalki household.
In debutant Sarath’s Karnan, Napoleon, Bhagat Singh, too, Dheeraj would don the khakhi. “It’s an unbiased film. The primary half is humour-packed and the second, an investigative thriller,” he says. Additionally up for launch is Edakkad Battalion, the place he’d act alongside Tovino as soon as once more – this time, because the antagonist, a drug peddler. With myriad characters coming his approach, Kalki marks the beginning of a brand new section in Dheeraj’s life. “I hope so,” he winds up.