One of the important films of Salim Kumar‘s career is ‘Achanurangatha Veedu‘. This Lal Jose movie made its debut in 2006. It was through this film that the actor proved that not only comedy but also natural characters are safe in him. Director Lal Jose has revealed the reason behind his selection as Samuel.
When Babu Janardhanan spoke about the character Samuel in the house where his father is not, he did not think of who should play the role. I and my wife just talked about how Samuel looks. It was all about appearance.
Then I said he would have a thick black frame mirror with a mustache, and a salt and pepper mustache. There will be baldness, and the forehead will be like this, with a pen tucked into his pocket. It would be insured, but the leg would be the sandal of the bat. The first thing that came to my mind was the dress of a lot of people I had seen in a single bridge.
While I was saying this, Babu sketched it and showed it to me. Then I said yes. Seeing this resembles our Salim Kumar. Babu called Salim Kumar first. Then Salim called me. ‘Do you have any? The type of role that Mammootty has to do is assign me here playing comedy.
I said, ‘Listen to that story, don’t be afraid if you have the confidence to do it. We won’t have any big money to pay you. It’s a small budget movie, ‘I told him. Finally Salim heard the story. When he heard the story, he became very emotional. If you have the audacity to take on the role, then what is the matter with me? It was to become the best film of his career.