It was when he lost his well paid job in Dubai, owing to the financial crisis almost six years ago, that he came back to Kerala. His only aim was to find a job in his native land. In fact it is through friends that Subin Sudhakaran became a poster designer and actor, and who is now all set to make his onscreen debut with Kunchacko Boban starrer Valliyum Thetti Pulliyum Thetti.
“It was my wife Dhanalakshmi (who was then my girlfriend) who introduced me to her friend — film aspirant Rishi Sivakumar. He was then searching for an artist to design the sketches of his characters. As the script was almost complete, it was not a big deal for me to start my work right away,” says the artist.
Subin’s sketches helped the director to fix the getup of each character in the film. “We have tried many looks for the character of Suresh Krishna ettan. It was after trying many designs, we zeroed in on the look which you can now see in the film,” says Subin.
“Even the car was also sketched along with the character,” says Subin, adding “Rishi used to show sketches to the actors during the script narration.”
Even before his first film went to production, he got many offers to do more poster designs and story boards. “As Rishi was going for story narration with the sketches, many people in the industry were aware about my works. It was how I got offers from different projects. But I refused such offers, because I wanted to make a debut with VTPT, the project which I was working with for the past six years. Nearly all technicians including Sooraj (who did the music) refused many offers for this dream project,” he says.
“But I have drawn different sketches for director Shyamdhar to plan the makeover of Prithviraj in 7th Day. Ten months ago, I gave several designs to costume designer Arun Manohar for Pulimurugan, based on which he has designed the makeover of that character. But, I haven’t been a part of these projects throughout,” says Subin, who is now all set to come onscreen with VTPT.
“Though I was with this crew for the past six years, I had not dreamt to become an actor. It was Rishi who forced me to come onscreen, hardly few months before the film started rolling,” says the new actor who prefers to continue with both his careers....