Thursday, August 25, 2011


Bahadur was a famous actor of Malayalam films who presented  numerous imperishable characters for more than four decades.He was mainly a comedian who usually appeared with Adoor Bhasi as a duo and earned fame as Laurel and Hardy of Malayalam films.During earlier times it was the task of comedians to create and present the comedy scenes with the necessary dialogs scripted by themselves.Adoor Bhasi who had this talent as inborn and who was the No.1 comedian of Malayalam cinema, invited Bahadur  also to join with him because of his prodigious talents.Bahadur  also had the intrinsic  ability to create new variety of comedy items.He had unique qualities to manifest the characters with most suited gestures and face expressions so that the audience used to roar with laughter in the cinema houses with appreciation.He possessed inimitable style of acting.
Bahadur was born in the princely state of Kochi at Kodungallur in 1930 in a poor family.He passed  10th Standard in first class and joined for intermediate course but could not finish it due to financial problems.He joined as 'conductor' of a private bus and because of his flair for acting used to act in dramas also.A that time Thikkurissi Sukumaran Nair had earned fame as Actor,director,writer,producer etc and he approached him for help to enter film field.Thikkurissi  helped him and earned him a role in the film 'Avakasi'(1954).It was Thikkurissi who changed his original name 'Kunjalu' to 'Bahadur' for films.Afterwards Bahadur got chances in famous films like 'Padatha Painkili' 'Balya Kala Sakhi' etc and earned fame as a good comedian artist.In the film 'Bharya' which was a blockbuster film of Udaya Studios in which Sathyan and Ragini were the pair, S.P.Pillai and Bahadur presented fantastic comedy characters which the audience liked very much.Like that in several C.I.D. pictures of Prem Nazir like "Sambhavami Yuge Yuge' Adoor Bhasi and Bahadur used to act as the assistants or friends of the hero and created new ideas to make laugh the audience which always clicked well.
Like Adoor Bhasi Bahadur also had the ability to act  as serious characters also.In several pictures like 'Pani Theeratha veedu,Rathinirvedam, Chattakkari,Anubhavangal Palichakal' etc he handled serious roles.
Bhahadur had the inclination to do business also and so he produced some films but his films were not successful at the box office.Then he tried distribution of films but it was also a failure.Lastly his venture of'Film Lab'  was also not successful.
Bahadur  received the Best Comedy actor award of Kerala Government in the year 1972.
Bahadur died on 22nd May 2000.
Some of his Films
Balya kala sakhi
Padatha Painkili
Ballatha Pahayan
Kandam Bacha coat
Anubhavangal Palichakal
Ara Nazhika Neram
Maravil Thirivu Sookshikkuka
Pani Theeratha veedu
Sambhavami Yuge Yuge
Ponnum Poovum
Ayalathe Sundari
Azhiyatha Bandhangal
Kathodu Kathoram
Pappan Priyapetta Pappan
Naradan Keralathil
Revathikkoru Pavakkutty
Soorya Gayathri


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