Jayasurya: 'John Luther could have done much better if it had not clashed with Kamal Haasan's Vikram'
With two releases - Meri Awas Suno and John Luther in two months, both well worth his and our time and effort, it was time for Firstpost to catch up with the softspoken genial Jayasurya.
First Take | Is Jayasurya India’s finest contemporary actor?
Jayasurya is an actor in the truest sense of the world. He impressed audience with his performances in Meri Awas Suno, Sunny, Vellam, Captain and Shakespeare M.A Malayalam.
Sunny movie review: Surprisingly engaging despite a one-man-one-space format
Sunny addresses a question not many of us have thought to ask during the COVID-19 pandemic: what might quarantine be for a person who has (or at least believes he has) given up on life?
'None of my characters have left me': says Jayasurya, ahead of 100th film Sunny
"Why should I let go of my characters? They're all there in some corner of my mind. When I close my eyes, the characters come to my mind. They are that accessible," says Jayasurya on completing 100 films.
Sunny trailer: Jayasurya plays a troubled musician stuck in pandemic for his 100th film
Jayasurya's Sunny will release on Amazon Prime Video India on 23 September.
Jayasurya's 100th film Sunny to release on Amazon Prime Video on 23 September
Raame Aandalum Raavane Aandalum, produced by Suriya, will also release on the platform a day later on 24 September.
Sufiyum Sujatayum movie review: Jayasurya is more effective in his supporting role than the leads of this listless film
Deceptive marketing might have been partly forgiven if Sufiyum Sujatayum had something worthwhile to offer.
Jayasurya, Aditi Rao Hydari's Malayalam film Sufiyum Sujatayum to premiere on 3 July on Amazon Prime Video
Aditi Rao Hydari revealed on Instagram that Sufiyum Sujatayum is the first-ever Malayalam film to release directly on an OTT platform
Theatre owners irked by direct-to-digital release of Indian films, say it can never replace traditional moviegoing experience
Even though exhibitors are unhappy with producers choosing to go the digital way, they still think that OTT platforms will never be an alternative for the moviegoing audience.
Kerala State Award 2019: A profile of the Best Actor winners, Soubin Shahir and Jayasurya
Mollywood actors Soubin Shahir and Jayasurya are both winners of the Best Actor award at the recently concluded Kerala State Award this year.
Kerala State Film Awards 2019: Jayasurya, Nimisha Sajayan win top honours; see full winner's list
The winners of Kerala State Awards 2019 were declared by cultural affairs minister AK Balan on 27 February.
Why Ranjith Sankar's Njan Marykutty is a milestone film for queer representation in south cinema
Ranjith Sankar’s film, Njan Marykutty, starring Jayasurya is a rare and sensitive pleasure. The film traces the life of a trans woman and the character isn't treated as a a joke, an object to be pitied (even in the worst circumstances), or an overdone punchline.
Njan Marykkutty movie review: Jayasurya’s unaffected performance as trans woman is landmark for Indian cinema
Not once does DoP Vishnu Narayanan objectify or exoticise this unconventional lead.
Captain movie review: Jayasurya's invested performance is the saving grace of this plodding sports biopic
In Captain, the insufferable use of music – mournful and theatrically celebratory by turns – might have become intolerable if it were not for Jayasurya’s presence.
Punyalan Private Limited movie review: Jayasurya’s comic timing is mined to slam demonetisation and more
Punyalan Private Limited is an equal opportunity offender, aiming its wrath across ideological divides, across communities and institutions, at demonetisation, the compulsory playing of the national anthem in movie halls, politics over women’s safety, poor roads, financial corruption and more
Fukri movie review: Siddique, Jayasurya counter ‘love jihad’ campaigners with comedy
The character played by Jayasurya in Fukri sets off a chain of events that soon go out of control when he agrees to participate in a charade for a small payment
Malayalam film industry faces crisis: Four releases stalled as revenue-sharing battle escalates
A major crisis is brewing in the Malayalam film industry as various film organisations are going on a strike over the sharing of box-office revenues. The big Christmas releases scheduled to hit the screens over the 23 December weekend — Mohanlal’s Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol, Prithviraj’s Ezra, Dulquer Salmaan’s Jomonte Suvisheshangal and Jayasurya’s Fukri — have been postponed indefinitely.
Inspector Dawood Ibrahim review: Jayasurya is fun to watch in this spoof on cop films
Anna Vetticad reviews Jayasurya's Malayalam film Inspector Dawood Ibrahim.
Pretham review: Jayasurya stars in an inconsistent comedy-thriller with an ugly rape quip
Pretham is a partly effective paranormal thriller-cum-comedy, diluted by its mixed-up attitude to women and an ugly rape quip.