Actor Tovino Thomas's Malayalam superhero film 'Minnal Murali' is still garnering acclaim worldwide for the actor's performance. The atcor not only got a great response from fans but also colleagues from other film industries in India. While the fame and box office success is a vital part of an actor's life, Thomas wants to stay focused on delivering strong performances.
The actor played the role of a village boy in Kerala, who gains superpowers and saves the village when adversity strikes.
"Appreciation is the only thing I want. I don't want fame or money but appreciation is my fuel. Money and fame are just byproducts. The satisfaction we get when people watch our movie and say, 'oh this was a good movie', that is the most precious thing for the actor," says Thomas.
The actor further highlights, "If you have billions of rupees in your account and people say you are a bad actor, is that money of any importance? Money and fame do come when you do good work but my priority is getting appreciated for my performance." as he quickly adds in jest, "The organic ones, not the PR ones."
In the last two years, OTT platforms have taken Malayalam cinema to a larger audience, bringing acclaim to the good content produced by the industry.
"I am someone who loves watching movies in theatres but right now circumstances are not very favourable...We have been making good movies but most of the time we never get the exposure," he says.
The actor, who has been part of successful films such as, 'Mayandi', 'Guppy' and 'Kaala', adds, "Like most of the Malayalam films outside of Kerala people haven't watched because it was not accessible to people. But now I feel with OTT people all across the globe, people are watching Malayalam films. I think this can be a game changer for all the industries...I think there is a new wave coming."