After acting in over 350 films, popular Malayalam film comedian Indrans showcased his villainous side in recently released Pottas Bomb, directed by Suresh Achoos. The story follows four youngsters escaping from a juvenile home with the dream of making money and having a good time but get involved in a murder. "I am their protector in a colony. It is a different character altogether from the ones I have been playing so far," Indrans told PTI.
Indrans made his way in the industry as a costume designer. His first break came was Choothatam in 1985. Initially he did both costume designing and acting in minor roles. "I was already in the industry as a costume designer and opportunities to act in films came naturally. I must have designed costumes for over 100 films," he said.
The Malayalam movie CID Unnikrishnan BA BEd, starring Jayaram released in 1994, was a turning point in his career. The film was sort of paying a tribute to Malayalam movie's evergreen hero, the late Prem Nazir, who played several CID roles. Jayaram as Unnikrishnan, dreams of becoming a CID like his hero Nazir and Indrans is his best friend in the film.
Indrans' lean figure and peculiar way of delivering his dialogue and mannerisms appealed to filmgoers and soon he was a permanent feature in almost every movie. He also feels his role in the Mohanlal starrer Spadikam, which was a big hit, also got him good reviews He also did the costume designing in the movie, which earned him accolades.