Macbeth's heinous crime, in the Shakespearean tragedy, pales in comparison with what Dileep is suspected to have done. Vaulting ambition spurred both men to erase anyone who stood in their way. The Malayalam star systematically marginalized his colleagues who challenged his turf or ego. The 48 year old, largely known for his comedy-tinged acting in family films, also portrayed some of the most sensitive roles in Mollywood. Yet, apparent vindictiveness eventually led to his downfall from the heights of popularity.