With the recent release and success of Kumbalangi Nights, Fahadh Faasil has further strengthened his position as one of the best actors in the country. In the film, Fahadh plays Shammi, an extremely proud man who can’t tolerate being confronted. He is sort of an ‘alpha male’ (thickly mustached and perceiving himself as a hero and a 'complete man'), with some psychological issues which come to light towards the end of the film. Whenever he appears in a scene, the tension rises and it feels like a ticking time bomb waiting to explode.
Fahadh rules the screen in the pre-climax action sequence with the brothers and makes it wickedly entertaining for the viewer with his range of expressions, subtle histrionics & body language. One wonders if any other popular Indian hero would’ve dared to play such a twisted character which is on the wrong side of the morality scale and doesn’t have much screen time. Kumbalangi Nights is also a film that has been co-produced by the actor. To shine in an extended cameo in his own film must feel extra special indeed.
For Fahadh, Kumbalangi Nights comes after the back to back successes of Varathan and Njan Prakashan. It’s a dream phase indeed, and he is almost certain to make a mark in the maverick Thyagaraja Kumararaja’s Super Deluxe up next. Trance and Athiran are his other releases lined up this year, as of now. Great times ahead for Fahadh fans.