Malayalam star kid Kalidas Jayaram, son of actor Jayaram, made his debut as a lead actor in Malayalam with Poomaram which got released last week. Having acted as a child artist in numerous movies in Malayalam, Kalidas played hero in Poomaram marking his lead debut. Kalidas will next team up with Premam director Alphonse Puthren and it will be a Tamil film. The yet to be titled will be the first film by Alphonse after the 2015 release Premam which was one of the sensational hits in South India. “I have signed Alphonse Puthran’s next film. It is in Tamil and has an interesting story line. I am a fan of Alphonse chettan’s films and feel lucky to be part of his film,” Kalidas was quoted as saying by TOI. The pre-production works of the untitled film is presently under way in Chennai and will go on shooting floors soon.
Poomaram opened to a decent release and Kalidas was much appreciated for his performance in the film. The release of the film was delayed several times in the past owing to numerous issues before being finally confirmed to be releasing today, March 15th, 2018. Kalidas started his acting career in 2000 as a child artist in Malayalam film Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal for which he even bagged a Kerala State Award. Kalidas went on to act in couple of more Malayalam films and also received another Kerala State Award in 2003 for Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum.
Speaking about Poomaram and his debut in films as a hero, Kalidas Jayaram said that his father, actor Jayaram, helped him a lot in understanding the way cinema works. “When I came into movies, my father was already busy with a handful of films and my mother had quit acting. When I was doing Poomaram my mother told, ‘you have a roof above your head and food on your table. You have everything to live comfortably. So when you choose a movie, money should not be a priority. You should not see cinema as a business,” Kalidas Jayaram was quoted as saying by Manoramaonline. Besides Kalidas Jayaram, Poomaram also stars Kunchacko Boban, Meera Jasmine and Manju Warrier in important roles.