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This really is a pleasure.
You know him as George
Well his real name is
from the hilarious YouTube series, Akkara
Kazhchakal. His performance as an "Homer-Simpson"
esque Malayalee uncle is absolutely on point. It's
even a little too real.
From his facial expressions,
to his mannerisms, to when he's proven wrong, to his jokes,
to his nasal voice. he just has it down, and we're pleased
to have him here. So without further adieu...
Posted on February 16, 2009
**Before reading this interview, and
if you haven't already, be sure to check out the first
episode of Akkara
Kazhchakal. It'll give you a good taste of what this show's all
Chung Lao: Josekutty, thanks for being interviewed here at
IndaPhatFarm.com How are you?
Josekutty: I am doing very well. I hope your
doing the same.
Lao: Where did you grow up?
Josekutty: I grew up Kerala, India in the town
Chung Lao: When did acting become a passion in your life?
Josekutty: I have done many plays and skits in
school during my high school years. As years went on the
acting abilities stuck with me as I also have done many
dramas and skits with friends of mine.
Chung Lao: Where does the inspiration for George
Thekummottil come from?
Josekutty: The inspiration of Georgeís character
comes from the script-writer himself. Ajayan Venugopal, the
scrip-writer of Akkara Kazhchakal created a character that
portrays an average typical Malayalee uncle/husband/father
living in America.
Chung Lao: How much of George Thekummottil is in you?
Josekutty: I can say that I am about 75% George
Thekummottil. It was not hard for me at all to become that
Chung Lao: What types of reaction do you get when people
recognize you from the show?
Josekutty: Everyone recognizes me wherever I go,
whether itís at the movies, the mall, at church, etc. People
are very happy when seeing me and speaking to me. I have
become a part of their family through my character in Akkara
Chung Lao: What is your favorite movie?
Josekutty: The Malayalam movie Thirakatha which
came out in 2008 is my favorite movie as of yet. Itís simply
an amazing story.
Chung Lao: Who is your favorite actor?
Josekutty: I like all actors. I believe that
each individual has their own character and do their job to
the best of their ability.
Lao: When itís all finished, what do you want your legacy
with Akkara to be?
Josekutty: I have no big hopes or dreams. I am
happy enough with the success Akkara has become and the
popularity it gained. It truly is Godís blessing for all of
us to be recognized in the highly populated Malayalee
community. I encourage everyone to watch and continue
watching Akkara Kazhchakal!
Lao: Lastly, leave us with a parting thought.
Josekutty: Keep your eyes and ears out for new
episodes and continue the support for Akkara Kazhchahal.
Thank you all very much!
Lao: Appreciate it sir. Next up on The Tonight
is Abi Varghese, one of the directors of Akkara
Kazhchakal. Keep it locked!