What If It Wasn’t For Dileep Asif? Why Did An Actor Play A Character With No Face Or Dialogue?: Dileep is a character who pulls the audience like Luke Antony right from the beginning of Roshak. This character’s face is not shown anywhere in the film. Even an old family photo is shown under a mask painted by Luke Anthony.

The crew had revealed that Dileep was played by Asif Ali. As soon as the trailer came out, there was talk that it was Asif Ali.

There are many discussions about Dileep’s character and Asif Ali’s portrayal of it. As the name Roshak suggests, many audiences look at Dileep in many ways. Let’s check out some of the high social media discussions about the reason behind casting Asif Dileep.


A group of viewers is asking why Asif did a character whose face is not shown even at one place in the film. Opinions are also raised about whether any junior artiste should have done the role of Asif with such a star value. The characters, including those of Bindu Panicker and Kottayam Naseer, have an impact because of their characterization. So there are those who say that even if a junior artist comes in if the character has depth, it will reach the audience.

Moreover, some viewers say that the character would have had a more mysterious impact like the villain in Salute if he had been an unknown person.

Another theory is that Dileep’s character had such an impact because of Asif Ali. It is clear to the audience that Dileep is Asif Ali at the very sight of his eyes. Therefore, when the locals and family members talk about Dileep and when Dileep’s flashbacks are told, the audience sees Asaf in their minds.

A comment on social media said that Dileep, who appears on the screen as the anti-hero, without uttering a single word, with his blood-stained face covered, even after the hero says welcome back if the audience’s mind is full, it is only because of Asif Ali’s invisible acting.


Some point to the magnanimity of Asif Ali, who acts even in such a small role. They also say that only Asif Ali is ready to play Dileep, who does not even have a dialogue to show his face.

Asif is an actor who played the lead role in the first film by directors Nizam Bashir and Khalid Rehman and played a guest role in the second film. At least Khalid Rahman gave a chance to show his face in his second film, Unda. Some viewers are saying that Nizam Basheer did not even give the hero of the super hit first movie a chance to show his face in the second movie.

Characters who don’t show their faces mysteriously in normal movies are shown at the end as a big surprise. Every audience watching the movie must have hoped that Dileep would be shown at the end. But the film took a different approach in Dileep’s case, mistaking the audience’s expectations. Dileep is faceless from the start to finish of Roshak.


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