Never thought my character in Drishyam will be so significant: Roshan Basheer on playing Varun in Mohanlal-starrer

Blockbuster movie Drishyam is all set to get a sequel and the audiences are already speculating about its plot and the characters. The character called Varun Prabakar, a teenager, who creates chaos in Georgekutty and his family’s peaceful lives, was loathed by the audiences as well. As the filming of Drishyam 2 progresses, the audience is wondering whether Varun’s parents have actually forgiven Georgekutty’s family, for their loss. The audience is curious to know whether the biggest secret that Georgekutty has hidden in his heart would finally be revealed. Actor Roshan Basheer who played Varun’s role in Drishyam is equally excited about the sequel. He says that Drishyam 2 might have unexpected surprises as director Jeethu Joseph loves to keep his audiences thrilled.

Didn’t wish for Varun to live

Roshan admits he didn’t think that his character was a significant one in Drishyam when the discussions were taking place. The actor recalls that only his part was narrated to him. It was only after the movie’s release that Roshan realized how important his character had been in the film. “I was fortunate to be part of such a huge movie. Though my role was smaller, people began recognizing me. Varun is a character that is frequently appears in trolls as well. Even I, who played that role, didn’t wish for Varun to live. He was such a negative character. When the movie gets a sequel I have no idea how the new plot would be connected to my character,” says Roshan.

Roshan says he had heard that the sequel too would be a suspense thriller like Drishyam. The actor is happy that his character would be the center of discussion in the sequel, even though he wouldn’t be seen. “No one can predict how the plot would progress as Jeethu sir is the director. He is someone who loves treading the unexpected paths,” smiles Roshan.

Visual treat

“I have heard that a few new characters would be introduced in the sequel. Actors like Murali Gopi too would be seen. Anyways, there is no doubt that the movie would be an excellent visual treat for the audience. I can tell that I don’t even have a chance to make a ‘ghost’ appearance in the movie as I don’t look like how I used to when I played Varun. You could only rely on the flashback scenes to show the character who had died in the prequel. I don’t know how the plot would be connected to Varun. The judgment had been made and Varun’s parents have pardoned Georgekutty and his family. It would be interesting to see how the story would progress now. Like everyone else, I too am eagerly waiting,” says Roshan.


Roshan has changed a lot since he played the teenager Varun in Drishyam. The youngster, who tied the knot recently, was awaiting the release of his movies when the pandemic situation worsened and the lockdown was announced. He is currently discussing a few projects as well. Roshan is clearly excited as Drishyam is in the news again. The actor is elated to see another thriller from Jeethu Joseph while the audience would surely remember Varun, a character that had made Roshan a familiar face. 

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