Easy tickets, empty seats and quiet fanfare suggested that Mammootty's Varsham would be another tear drop in the Megastar's eyes.
Before the film began.
Now, after having witnessed an acting masterclass I admit my conjecture was wrong.
The empty seats haunt me still; hence this post.
I am not a great Mammootty fan.
Lalettan has always been my favorite.
However, Ranjith Shankar's Varsham presents Mammootty at his very best.
Form is temporary, class is permanent they say.
Fahad Fasil, Dulqar Salman, Nivin Pauly are all creating waves, but this man is a class apart.
His performance in Varsham tells us why he is rated so highly.
Venu is a role tailor-made for Mammootty and he does full justice to the character and the plot.
Varsham may not have a tight-knit plot or nail-biting climax, but certainly it is a beautiful movie.
And it conveys a wonderful message.
Kudos to Ranjith Shankar and hats off to Mammootty.
Will Varsham be Mammootty's Drishyam? Let us wait and see..