Sunday, July 29, 2012

RAJAN P.DEV


Rajan P.Dev was a leading character actor of Malayalam cinema who was also  active in Tamil ,Telugu and Kannada  Films  apart from
Malayalam and acted in around 180 films in his film career.He was an established professional stage artiste as well and formed a Professional drama Troupe in his home town "Cherthala' in the name 'Jubilee Theatres'.The
last drama played by that troupe was 'Amminipuram Gramapanchayat' in which lyrics were written by him and also held music composition.He proved his ability in film direction by directing three Malayalam films also.
Rajan P.Dev was the son of stage actor S.J.Dev and Kuttiyamma.His father
S.J.Dev who acted in professional  Drama troupes was also a famous artist.
Rajan P.Dev before joining films was also a well known actor by acting in well 
known troupes like N.N.Pillai's Viswa Kalakendram.While acting in the troupe
of S.L.Puram Sadanandan and portraying the lead role as 'Kochuvava' of the drama 'Kattukuthira' , the drama as well as Rajan P.Dev became very  popular.
The vague style of dialogue presentation of 'Kochuvava' and the peculiar  mannerisms 
were brilliantly presented by Rajan P.Dev.That play was staged throughout 
Kerala which boosted his fame but when that story was filmed in Malayalam
the role of 'Kochuvava' was played by Thilakan.
Rajan P.Dev in an interview disclosed about his disappointment about not 
getting the role of his prestigious and popular role as 'Kochuvava' in the film.

That article when read by famous film director 'Thampi Kannamthanam' determined to give Rajan P.Dev a nice Villain role for his next  Mohan Lal film 'Indrajalam'.The villain character 'Carlos' of Indrajalam made wonders such that Rajan P.Dev became the most wanted character and villain actor of Malayalam cinema  very soon.
The film 'Aniyan Bava Chettan Bava' directed by Rajasenan became a super duper hit and his versatile acting talents was critically acclaimed by all.As
the rich illiterate brothers, both Narendra Prasad and Rajan P.Dev presented
excellent acting skills in that film.
Rajn P.Dev acted as corrupt Police Officer in several films.He was equally good to manifest roles like political leaders, corrupted Ministers etc also.
When handling villainous roles the cruel mannerisms best suited for the characters was applied by him always that they all became unforgettable roles and sequences.His roles in films 'Thommanum Makkalum', Chotta Mumbai,
Chandu Pottu, Pandippada,Chocolate,Rakshasa Rajavu,Varnapakittu,Love in Singapore etc were all critically acclaimed.
Rajan P.Dev entered in to Tamil,Telugu and Kannada and was equally popular
in those languages in villain and character roles.
Telugu films 'Aadi' of 2002 with Jr.NTR  and Keerthi Chawla,  'Okkadu' of 2003
with Mahesh Babu ,Bhoomika etc  all received good opinion.
He directed three Malayalam films "Achammakkkuttiyude Achayan,Maniyarakallan, and Achante Kochumolkku" and proved his diversified abilities.
Selected Filmography
Sphodanam
Ente Mamattikuttiyammakku
Pappan Priyappetta Pappan
Vyooham
Syama
Indrajalam
Appu
Oliyampukal
Mookkilla Rajyathu
Kuttapathram
First Bell
Pravachakan
Ekalavyan
Rudraksham
Ente Ponnu Thampuran
Sfadikam
Manthrikam
Commissioner
Aniyan Bava Chettan Bava
The King
Sathyameva Jayathe
Swastham Grihabharanam
Mookilla Rajyathu Murimookkan Rajavu
Azhakiya Ravanan
Kottapurathe Koottukudambam
Mr.Clean
Manthramothiram
Kalyana Unnikal
Chotta Chettan
Ayiram Meni
Oomapenninu Uriyadapayyan
Karumadikuttan
Sathyameva jayathe
Kallukondoru Pennu
Bhoopathi
Padanayakan
Palayam
Samoohyapatam
Aadi
Achante Kochumolku
Dil
Okkadu
Kuruthi
Dravidan
Aakasa Ganga
Vakkalathu Narayanankutty
Varnapakittu
Gudumba Shankar
Balu
Thommante Makkal
Vamanapuram Bus route
Natturajavu
Sethu Rama Iyer CBI
Vajram
Pandipada
Bharatchandran IPS
Vargam
Oruvan
Yogi
Alibhai
Blackcat
Chocolate
Roudram
Annan Thampi
Ee Pattanathil Bhootham
Daddycool
Ringtone
Vande Mataram








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