Malayalam actor Tovino Thomas has had a bouncy ride in his career and since 2015, has become one of the most bankable stars in Malayalam cinema. With multiple hits under his belt in recent times, Tovino will now be making his debut in Tamil cinema as a lead actor with Abhiyum Anuvum. The film will now hit the screens and will mark his official debut in Tamil cinema. Speaking to a leading daily about it, Tovino says that he picked Abhiyun Anuvum because he didn’t want to do a commercial entertainer as his first in Tamil. “When I first thought of doing a Tamil film, I felt that I wanted to be part of a film with a strong content and scope for performance rather than doing a mass entertainer. Abhiyum Anuvum fit the bill. It’s been made in a way that it would appeal to all types of audiences in Tamil Nadu. The Malayalam version is for those who don’t understand Tamil at all. I think our audience watches films in all languages and love the original versions better,” Tovino Thomas told TOI in an interview.
Speaking about the unconventional characters he has been playing recent times, Tovino says that he wants to do new concepts and does not want to try subjects which have been done in the past. “I don’t wish to be part of films that have tried and tested subjects. I try to ensure that my films have something different to offer. Theevandi is one such film. It’s the story of a chain-smoker but it is narrated as a political satire. Maradona, meanwhile, is about how an incident changes the life of my character. I am not saying my films have to be politically or morally correct, but with cinema being a medium that influences people, I draw a line somewhere. Both these movies have positive elements that would make the audience think,” Tovino added further.