[tag]Mammotty[/tag] the actor continues to amuse and amaze us with his histrionics – one moment he is the budding dancer trodding on a 8 year old’s foot in Thuruppugulan and the next moment hes doing poignant roles in Karuthapakshikal and Palunku. It is no secret that our mega star has a penchant for young heroines – be it Baby Shyamili as sister in Harikrishnans, [tag]Gopika[/tag] in Pothen Vava, Katrina Kaif in Freddy vs Jason and now [tag]Meera Jasmine[/tag] in Ore Kadal. Rumors has it that he gives the producer maximum headache when it comes to heroine selection and his costumes (read silk shirt, Raybans, Reid&Taylor suits).
Of late he has had another of his fancies. He decides on his screen mothers also. While Mohan Lal, [tag]Dileep[/tag] and [tag]Suresh Gopi[/tag] go for the “traditional” mothers – Kaviyoor Ponnamma, Sukumari etc, Mammotty is quite different. He brought in Bindu Panikker (a person much younger than him), as his mother for Bus Conductor, Sarada for Rappakal, Usha Uthup (who must be the same age as him) for Pothen Vava and now Nafisa Ali for Big B.
Except for Bindu Panikker, the others are famous all over India. Usha Uthup endeared to us by her husky voice praising Keralam, Kochi (minus its mosquitos) etc. Sarada, even being a Telugu, was one of the finest Malayalm heroines of the yester years [tag]Nafisa Ali[/tag] was a former Miss India and model. Incidentally she was the original Big B’s heroine in Major Saab.
Usha Uthup- Mammotty combination, even though a bit different, did not particularly help Pothan Vava. It remains to be seen if Nafisa Ali can do any magic with this duplicate Big B.