Director Arun Vaiga reflects on the hard work Siju took to become an Arattupuzha Velayudhapanikar. Arun Vaiga says that behind an actor becoming a big star is the unquenchable desire for cinema and doing one hundred percent justice to the work they do, and this sincerity is what he saw in Siju.
Arun Vaiga's words:
After watching the movie Pathonpathaam Noottandu, the first thing that came to my mind was this one movie, and it was none other than Siju Wilson's role as Velayudhapanikar. When we saw him on the shooting set that day, he was sitting after the fight scene. This is a photo I took when I had some time and fell asleep while talking with us. When called for another take, he is ready as a handyman with great enthusiasm.
The unquenchable passion for their films and their dedication to doing 100 percent justice to the work they do are always behind an actor becoming a big star. When Gunda Jayan was shooting late at night, he would correct his watch by asking his co-director what time it was in the movie when Siju Bhai's take was due. It's not something that registers for everyone, and it's something that the co-director should be aware of. But as the director who shot him, I can understand how much attention an actor who wanted his character to be perfect in everything paid when he did the big role of Velayudhapanikar. Siju Bhai, you are really shocking. Many congratulations, Siju bhai. I'm very happy with it, and seeing your success, may more big movies and big successes happen in life.