Gautam Kurup hopes ‘Thiruppangal’ to be turning point in his careerSeptember 8th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 8 (IANS) Actor Gautam Kurup describes himself as the ‘devil from the god’s own country’. And now he says that he would make the Tamil moviegoers love to hate him by this performance in “Thiruppangal” (”Turning Points”), in which he plays the villain, while Nanda is the protagonist.
“Like the movie title, I am sure ‘Thiruppangal’ would be a turning point in my acting career. It is an emotional thriller with interesting turning points,” forty-year-old Gautam Kurup told IANS.
“It is a sort of homecoming for me as I was born here. I lived here for two years before my father moved to Bangalore,” Kurup added.
“Thiruppangal”, also starring Andrea Jeremiah and Suvreen Chawla as female leads, will be released during Pongal in 2012.
The film is being directed by Sharadha Ramanathan, who helmed Tamil period movie “Sringaram”. Vidyasagar scores the music and Madhu Ambat is the cinematographer.
Kurup made his movie debut as the bi-sexual terrorist in the Malayalam movie “Kandahar” in which Mohanlal played the lead role.
Speaking about his debut in Tamil movies, Delhi-based Kurup said that cinematographer Ambat had seen “Kandahar” and the director also found him to be fit for the sleek villain role in Thiruppangal.
“(In ‘Thiruppangal’) I am a cold blooded sleek gangster with a network involved in all kinds of illegal activities barring prostitution and drugs.”
Asked about his unique mannerisms to make an impact on the audience, he said: “There are punch lines and mannerisms to create fear. I am sure every member of audiences would love to hate me.”
Kurup said he had worked hard on his Tamil to avoid the typical Malayalee accent.
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