Everyone has a dream but how many spend years consistently working towards that dream and waiting for it to turn into reality. Truth be said — not many. But for those who have huge reserves of patience, the wait will finally bring rich dividends. Kishore Mathew is one such person who waited not one, not two, but fifteen years for a lead role in films. The name may not be familiar but his face is well-known. Nothing surprising there considering that he had acted in 99 ads including 15 national campaigns. He has been the face of some well-known brands.
Kishore has always nursed an active interest in films since his school days but somehow could not pursue it because of various factors. It is not that Kishore has not acted at all — his first role was in the film Mumbai Police where he acted as Jayasurya’s brother and after that came Vegam and She Taxi. He has also acted in the Hindi film Baaghi, in which he played a police officer. He says, “All these were small roles where I appeared in one or two sequences.” Right now, he has his hopes pinned high on the film Chakkara Maavin Kombathu, where at long last he plays the lead opposite Meera Vasudevan.
Kishore explains, “The offer came through the producer of the film Tony Chittettukalam and I know Tony for some time now. I had been a part of Tony’s ad campaign for a social cause, which is how our friendship began.” The film will see Kishore playing the role of a doctor and he elaborates, “I play doctor Thomas Mathew, whose wife is played by Meera Vasudevan. I love nature and want to settle in a rural landscape whereas Meera loves the city. We have a son but cannot spend too much time with him since we are busy with the practice in our own hospital. The film explores how the child forges a friendship with other children.”
The film has the theme of friendship at its core and Kishore says it is a sentimental, family film. Speaking of his co-star Meera, he says she is a very supportive actor who played her part effortlessly. There is also another actor who is returning to Mollywood after a while — Harisree Ashokan — who plays a family man in the film. Kishore, who was working, has now quit his job to give his attention to films and ends by saying he has another film in the pipeline....