Sathyan Anthikad’s old movies were famous for being close to the lives of a common man and at those times only actors who fit into those roles were Mohanlal and Jayaram. Of course, the complete actor was a step ahead of the latter and the director himself has mentioned the same.
According to him, Mohanlal is the best ever who acted in his movies and his friendship with the actor is deep as well. An incident which happened years before, during the shoot of Jayaram’s ‘Mazhavilkavadi’, shows his obsession with Mohanlal.
1989, Shoot of the Malayalam movie Mazhavilkavadi is going on. Sathyan Anthikad wasn’t satisfied with Jayaram’s performance and asked for multiple retakes in many scenes. His previous movies were with Mohanlal and we all know his versatility. Jayaram knew exactly what’s happening with the director and told him personally that he is not Mohanlal and he has to realize it first, in a funny way.
The film was a super hit and Jayaram did justice to the role. It is still in the personal favorite lists of many.