I don’t like to make any character a villain: Michael Madsen on Nishabdham


By: PTI | Mumbai |

Updated: October 6, 2020 8:43:44 pm

Michael Madsen has made his Indian cinema debut with Nishabdham. (Photo: PR Handout)

Hollywood star Michael Madsen, who has ventured into Indian cinema with the thriller Nishabdham, could also be identified for taking part in layered, charming dangerous males on display screen, however says he doesn’t like to painting any character as a “villain”.

The actor broke out with Ridley Scott’s 1991 hit Thelma & Louise and is thought for his work in Quentin Tarantino films corresponding to Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill sequence and The Hateful Eight.

Also starring south stars Anushka Shetty and R Madhavan, Nishabdham is directed by Hemant Madhukar.

The movie, which launched on Amazon Prime Video final week, follows a speech and listening to impaired artist, named Sakshi (Shetty), who will get entangled in a felony investigation when she unexpectedly witnesses a tragic incident that happens in a villa with a status for being haunted.

Madsen performs Richard Dawkins, the captain of the police power, who’s assigned to the case, together with Maha Lakshmi (Anjali).

In a dialog with Madhukar, the 63-year-old star mentioned he determined to say sure to Nishabdham as he considered his character as somebody “who has a bit of a hero in him even though he is a bad guy”.

“… But I don’t like to make any character a villain; so I thought it’s an opportunity to play both sides of the coin with my character,” he mentioned in a assertion.

Another factor he was interested by was working inside an trade with a completely different group of individuals he by no means knew, Madsen mentioned.

The actor mentioned he has seen Indian movies in bits and items, including he initially thought the movie shall be “some kind of a dance-off”.

“I was curious about Indian cinema and the actors… I thought I was going to be dancing around and initially I was terrified, I didn’t want to do it. I finally read the script and realised it was not at all like that. It was a story and I had a lot of reasons to look forward to it,” he added.

When Madhukar requested whether or not there may be a distinction between the working fashion of Hollywood administrators and Indian administrators, Madsen mentioned everyone has their very own signature.

“The mark of a great director is to recognise his style without having previous knowledge of who made the movie. You see a movie and you say ‘Oh that’s a Tarantino film’; that style is what makes all great directors. There’s a mysterious kind of signature in the process of making a movie that not everybody can do. It’s a special thing and I saw a little bit of footage of what we did for this movie and I know that you guys have gone through this to make it work.”

Madsen additionally mentioned he was lucky to have Shetty and Madhavan as his co-stars as they had been “professional, kind and emotionally available”.

“… They really stood up to my expectations. They have a good sense of humour and were always spot on. In fact, in a lot of ways I thought they were a bit more approachable than some American actors I have worked with. I mean there is a lot of attitude in Hollywood my friend and it’s not always good; with them I have been very lucky, very fortunate,” he added.

Nishabdham additionally options Subbaraju, Shalini Pandey and Srinivas Avasarala in pivotal roles.

The movie is offered in Telugu and Tamil languages together with a dubbed Malayalam model on Amazon Prime Video.

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