Food for thought
Going by his characters in no less than five of his films, Dileep seems to savour the flavour of playing roles that are closely connected to food. So the real-life restaurateur has enacted chefs, butlers and hoteliers on screen. If Kammath And Kammath has him donning the role of a hotelier, Spanish Masala had him essaying a chef in Spain. That is not all. If in Kalyanaraman, Dileep was a traditional caterer of sadyas, in Parakkum Thalika, his character tried to run an eatery in a rundown bus. Dileep played a chef again in Mr. Butler. Wonder if the association with food has the ingredients of success in it, going by the triumph of movies such as Salt n Pepper and Ustad Hotel. Food for thought, indeed.
Composer Ratheesh Vega is raining hits with many of his songs making it to the charts. He has whose career is on a high these days has turned lyricist with the song ‘Mazha mazha…’ from V.K. Prakash’s Poppins, picturised on Indrajith and Padmapriya. It is the second ‘rain’ song from VKP–Ratheesh combo, the other one being the hugely popular ‘Mazhaneerthullikal…’ from Beautiful. “When I’d played the tune of ‘Mazhaneerthullikal…’ to VKP, he couldn’t figure it out fully. Then Anoop Menon put in dummy lyrics that VKP liked and the same was retained. In the same way, ‘Mazha mazha…’ was meant to be dummy lyrics so that the director could get a feel of the song. But VKP was enchanted by the lyrics and asked me to complete the lyrics. Once I finished writing, I understood how difficult a job it is!” admits the young composer. He has also made Nithya Menen sing ‘Payasam…’ in the movie. The composer who impressed one and all by making Mohanlal sing ‘Aattu manal…’ in Run Baby Run recently had Kavya Madhavan crooning for Matinee.