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Basil Joseph On The Movie Jaya Jaya Jaya Jaya Hey: Of Course, Domestic Violence Abuse Is Finding A Voice In Cinema.

In an interview, Basil acknowledged that domestic violence victims are finding a voice in film and said that Jaya Jaya Jaya Jaya Hey has managed to make an impact.
by Xappie Desk | November 23, 2022 23:36 IST
Basil Joseph On The Movie Jaya Jaya Jaya Jaya Hey: Of Course, Domestic Violence Abuse Is Finding A Voice In Cinema.

Basil has grown as an actor, moving from supporting to leading roles at this point. He has grown to accept several storylines throughout the years. "Acting just so happened to me. I had always wanted to be a director. I used to play little roles while I was directing the movie, and then gradually moved up to lead roles, but the transformation came at some point. It was a natural progression. A director can always feel more at ease while they are acting because there are no obligations or deadlines. However, taking on a leading position now seems to come with a lot of responsibility", the director remarked.

 
Basil also paid an unexpected visit to a theatre, where he was astounded to witness women celebrating the movie by dancing. "A lot of women got emotional and called me saying they relate to it. We went to the theatre and the response was phenomenal. At one movie theatre, the ladies were dancing at the end singing Jaya Jaya Jaya Hey. We all were dancing together," the director-actor revealed.
 
With the 2015 film Kunjiramayanam, Basil Joseph made his directorial debut. He broke into the film industry on his own, without the help of a godfather or any other connections. Speaking candidly about his journey and dedication, Basil Joseph said, "Every milestone I have achieved has been a dream for me. The first movie was like a dream come true moment for me and with the second film, I realised and imagined how something such can happen to me. I really wanted to come into movies and do something and now, after every film, it feels like an exciting journey. That was not all planned but honestly, I have put in enough effort. It is not just about entering the movies but about how to survive in the industry. I was focusing more on how to survive than looking for opportunities."
 
"It all started from Joji before that I was in a comfort zone doing comedy and supporting actors. When I was given a serious character in Joji, people started seeing me in those types of roles as well and was an image breaker for me as well. The transition started for me from Joji onwards. My first film as a lead actor was Jan.E.Man there again I was in my comfort zone playing a humourous guy. Then came Palthu Janwar, it was not totally a funny character, again an image breaker role for me. I'm no more in a comfortable zone," stated director-actor Basil, who managed to astonish the audience with serious performances in the most recent films Palthu Janwar and Jaya Jaya Jaya Jaya Hey.


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