The man is part of a minor group of masculine entertainers in Kerala who favor playing female personalities in skits and entertainment demonstrations on goggle-box, and more recently, cinemas. The newest comedy displays on Malayalam TV stations have made these performers immensely accepted. However, if talk illustrations on these very networks are everything to go by, Kerala is yet to make consciousness of these artists.
Dance like a woman born into a household that fought to make ends converge, Vinod, loves traditional dance. That verified to be bothersome. So many people harassed his family, remembers Vinod, who had an ordinary flair for performing out lady roles on stage. This interest came conveniently when he abandoned school after Class 10 and chose to follow a life of road demonstrations, parodies, imitation shows and platform display to take care of his domestic.
He likes frolicking female roles. He thinks she can perform them very well, he says over a phone conference. In fact, he is so relaxed playing such roles that he refuses offers to paper male protagonists. On TV, Vinod’s act does not smell of caricature. There are no abnormally sized breasts, no overstated shaking of the midriff while strolling, and no noticeable facial mane. He has impaled his ears and has grown his mane long.
He toiled hard to get a female’s body language. His distinctly feminine voice even assisted him to bag a dubbing plan for a female performer in a Malayalam film. His female characters have given him many opportunities. Now he gets phoned for stage programmes in unfamiliar public. Once he is offstage, he strolls around in his regular clothes. But talk about wedding and sexuality and Vinod turns out to be a little cautious.
There are, however, work-related dangers. Vinod was once confronted by a male fan who declared his eternal love for him. That fan had many images of him Vinod had to tell him to stop, and that he’s a man, Vinod laughs.He got judged by a general Malayalam chat how once potholed these male performers, robed in elegant attire, against feminine comedians and a somewhat harsh spectator.
During one mainly frenzied discussion, Vinod uttered out that he was offered a full-fledged flick as the lead female character. The main accusation against them is that some of them carry onto talk, stroll and act like females off stage. Some folks find that revolting, Vinod says, adding that he does not surely imagine a prospect for the group on the big canopy.